Seat Reservation System for Movie Theater Project using PHP/MySQL


The Seat Reservation System for Movie Theater is a PHP/MySQL project. This project uses HTML, CSS, Javascript ( jQuery and Ajax), and Bootstrap (also with startbootstrap free template). This project helps the movie theater customer to book their seats online. Other functions or features of this project can be also used in different booking projects. Feel free to download and modify the source code.

About the Project

The Seat Reservation System for Movie Theater is a project that will help customers to reserve their seats ahead of their desired date to watch the movie. In this system, the admin can manage the theater details such as the seat group inside the theater. Admin will create or manage the movie to be presented to the theater with the schedule of when the movie will be the movie be available to their theater and until when. The system will automatically detect if the created movie is available and automatically limit the customer date scheduled for reservation when the availability is ended. The customer will look for their desired movie to watch and will submit a form for the reservation with the selected schedule and seat group.



  • Home Page
    • This is the page where the customer will be redirected by default when browsing the theater website. On this page, a limited amount of movies that is available to the theater is being displayed.
  • Movies Page
    • This is the page where all movies are available to the theater based on the browsing data.
  • Reservation Page
    • This is the page where the customer will fill-up the form for the reservation with their selected movie and schedule.


  • Theater Settings Page
    • The page where theater rooms and seats are listed and can be managed by admin.
  • Movie List Page
    • The page where the admin can manage the movies to be presented with the scheduled date.
  • Books Page
    • The page where all reservations are listed with the details of the movie, seats and customer information needed.

How to Run

  1. Download the source code and extract the zip file.
  2. Download or set up any local web server that runs a PHP script.
  3. Open web server database and create a new database name it theater_db.
  4. Import the SQL file located in the database folder of the source code.
  5. Copy and paste the source code to the location where your local web server accessing your local projects. Example for XAMPP('C:\xampp\htdocs')
  6. Open a web browser and browse the project.

For the Customer Side, browse the project like the below URL.

[ http://localhost/seat-reservation-using-php ]

And for the Admin Side of the Project use the below URL.

[ http://localhost/seat-reservation-using-php/admin ]

Admin Default Acess:

Username: admin


That's it, the project is ready to use and explore. 

The project does not cater to all the needs of a certain theater reservation process. This only for educational purposes. Feel free to enhance or modify this project and I hope that this project helped you for what you are looking for.

Explore this website for more Source codes and Tutorials.


Note: Due to the size or complexity of this submission, the author has submitted it as a .zip file to shorten your download time. After downloading it, you will need a program like Winzip to decompress it.

Virus note: All files are scanned once-a-day by for viruses, but new viruses come out every day, so no prevention program can catch 100% of them.


1. Re-scan downloaded files using your personal virus checker before using it.
2. NEVER, EVER run compiled files (.exe's, .ocx's, .dll's etc.)--only run source code.

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