Flicks is Australia and New Zealand’s leading movie and cinema publication.
Our core offering is a cinema guide which lists every movie, every cinema and every session time nationwide. We also create original, shareable content to engage movie fans and start conversations.
Moviegoers use Flicks to find what’s on, what’s good, and where to book a ticket. Our brand resonates with moviegoers through the depth of our content and a shared enthusiasm for all things cinematic. Our voice is local, opinionated and independent.
Flicks is a company of Vista Group International Ltd (NZX/ASX:VGL). Vista provides a comprehensive suite of film industry software covering cinema management, box office analytics, marketing data analytics, and film distribution.
Most movie metadata on Flicks (our movie listings) - including posters, artwork, trailers, release dates - is supplied directly from movie distributors in New Zealand and Australia. Some movie metadata is supplied by TMDb, and some is supplied by MovieXchange. Some elements - including synopsis, actor and director lists - are written or compiled by Flicks.
Most showtime metadata on Flicks (our cinemas listings) - including showtimes and links to ticketing pages - is supplied directly from cinemas in New Zealand and Australia. Some showtimes are added manually by Flicks. Other cinema metadata - including descriptions, parking information or contacts - is written or compiled by Flicks.
Editorial content - including reviews, features, opinion pieces - is original content produced by Flicks.
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Flicks began life in 2005, "a good five years after the lucrative dot-com boom" according to co-found Paul Scantlebury, from a grim, third story, High Street office in Auckland.
It was started by the Brothers Scantlebury. One brother, noble and righteous, would go on to run the company and write this about page. The other, feeble and cruel, would provide resources and judgement from afar. The original site was Flicks.co.nz and the concept was simple: Nationwide movie listings online.
Flicks has had four editors (Paul Scantlebury, Ashley Bird, Andrew Hedley and - currently - Steve Newall), all dedicated to making Flicks the most authoritative and comprehensive film publication in the country.
In 2014, Flicks launched in Australia as Flicks.com.au.
In 2016, Flicks’ founders sold the company to the mighty Vista Group Limited. Today, co-founder Paul Scantlebury is still Flicks’ General Manager.
In 2017, Flicks launched cinema site platform Your Cinema.
In 2018, Flicks launched in South Africa as Flicks.co.za (currently in BETA).
Today Flicks' products reaches 1.5 million moviegoers every month.