How Often Do Theaters Change the Movies They Are Playing?

There is no fixed schedule, but generally theaters change movie listings and show times on a weekly basis. Each theater sets its own schedule for changing movies. The length of time a movie plays in a single theater depends on various factors, including the movie’s success and upcoming movies.

Interested patrons can check for the latest movie listings and show times for theaters in the United States on, and Movie theater chain websites such as and also publish the movie listings and show times for their theaters. Patrons can buy tickets on and Payment options include credit cards, debit cards and gift cards.