You need to have a ZipCode field in each user's profile.

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Every time I log in to IMDB your software places me in San Jose, CA, which is 3000 miles more or less from where I live near Boston, MA, which is just a bit too far for a night out at the movies.  If you had a ZipCode field in each person's data then people could correct the problem if need be.  It would be just one more column in some database which you already have plus a little bit of code to override your IP-address-to-location data if the ZipCode is there with the users account.
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Thanks, however, this is already supported.  Please let us know how you are accessing IMDb and we can show you how to set your location.

For example if you are using the desktop web site at https://www.imdb.com then you can set your zip code on the Showtimes page at https://www.imdb.com/showtimes/ ... click the "Change" link next to your location at the top of the page. 
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RE: you can set your zip code on the Showtimes page


I already know that.  You are missing the whole point.  Even if I am logged in when I go to Showtimes I have to change the ZipCode *EVERY*  *DAMN*  *TIME*.  If I want to see what is playing in the area I'd better not forget to change the ZIp or I will be wanting to see movies which are playing in San JOse, CA, rather than near Boston Where I live.  Etc.

I work with computer data bases.  To have a default Zip set per user would take no more than a day for a competent DBA to set up, if that.
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Thanks for the problem description.  We do have (and store) the zip code field in the registration database as you describe.  This looks like a bug which is failing to propagate the zip code to the showtimes on fresh login, sorry.  We will report this to the appropriate team. 

As a temporary workaround, if you set your nearby theaters as favorites, then when you login, these are still correctly retrieved and set from the database and you can always view the "Favorites" tab (or go straight to https://www.imdb.com/showtimes/favorites/).

It looks like this has gone undetected for longer than it should as it is relatively rare these days for people to need to login/logout of IMDb given the prevalence of personal machines. If you are using IMDb on a system to which only you have access then you can also temporarily side-step the issue by not logging out of IMDb every time you leave the site. 
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Hello Jeff,

    I have a couple of questions from the tech team that is investigating this.

1. Can you clear your browser cookies and see if the problems is resolved.
2. If not, can you tell us the name and version of the browser you are using?

Thanks,
Chris.
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Hi Jeff.

Please see Chris' question above.

Can you get back to us with this information, if you are still experiencing the issue?

We are happy to help.