Google launched a new feature that enables users to find out local movie showtimes. You can search using city or zip and sort by movie or by theater. Ratings/reviews are provided by what appears to be a partnership with the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). The information can be delivered via SMS/wireless as well.
This is a simple but valuable enhancement to Google's local offerings, though it's not integrated into Google Local at this point. Currently movie theaters and showtimes (as well as the capacity to purchase tickets) are available on Yahoo! and AOL.
More bad news for traditional newspapers.