Attributes, which identify particular characteristics that might be shared across a film booking, session, film, movie format, screen, can belong to a particular type:
- Concept attributes represent different marketable cinema experiences, such as Gold Class and IMAX. These attributes appear in your website so patrons can easily find all the sessions for which they can expect the same cinema experience.
- Session attributes correspond to notable session features, such as Mum and Baby. These attributes can be useful for helping ensure that particular films are matched with particular theatres or that particular sessions use the correct sound or lighting levels.
- Audio Language attributes describe the language of the soundtrack, such as French Language or German Language.
- Subtitles Language attributes describe the language of subtitles, such as Spanish (Mexican) Subtitles or Arabic Subtitles.
A single attribute can be assigned multiple types. For example, IMAX and 3D are both marketable cinema experiences, and they are both notable session features.
Some attributes don't have a type at all. Unlike Concept and Session type attributes, format attributes aren't identified by a unique setting in the Attribute form. Instead of noting a marketable experience or a significant session feature, format attributes simply correspond with the Movie Format records you create and are what the system uses to match movie formats with appropriate screens.
Tip: You don't need to create an attribute to represent digital, rather than physical, film distribution. Simply select or clear the digital format setting when you create Movie Format records.