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 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.