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MOVIETICKETS.COM'S ONLINE TICKET SALES SURPASS 2 MILLION TICKETS SOLD MARK

MovieTickets.com is the #1 Provider of Print At Home Movie Ticketing

(Boca Raton, FL and Hollywood, CA - August 8, 2001) – MovieTickets.com announced today that it has sold over 2 million online movie tickets since the service launched last spring. MovieTickets.com sells tickets for top movie theater chains throughout the United States and Canada, representing approximately 80% of North America's online movie screens. In addition, MovieTickets.com is the leading provider of at home movie ticketing, with over 50 of MovieTickets.com's affiliated theaters currently offering print at home ticketing and new theaters being added all the time.

"Consumers are realizing that it is more convenient to purchase tickets in advance of going to the theater," said Mitchell Rubenstein, Co-Chairman of MovieTickets.com. "MovieTickets.com provides consumers with the ability to find movie showtimes, purchase their tickets, and in some cases, print out their tickets before they even leave their home. This is especially convenient when an anticipated blockbuster film opens."

Mr. Rubenstein continued, "While the 2 million mark is significant, we believe it is only the tip of the iceberg. For example, we have sold more tickets so far this summer than we did all of last year. In addition, we achieved this milestone prior to the launch of our alliance with AOL, which we expect will further accelerate our growth rate. Online movie ticketing is clearly on the rise, and we look forward to maintaining our leadership position."

Purchasing tickets online is simple. Users click on www.MovieTickets.com, select a movie and showtime, and buy their tickets with a credit card. Then, they go to an automated ticketing machine or box office at the theater and pick up their tickets or, in some cases, simply print out the bar-encoded ticket and head straight to the ticket usher.

Purchasing tickets online is simple. Users click on www.MovieTickets.com, select a movie and showtime, and buy their tickets with a credit card. Then, they go to an automated ticketing machine or box office at the theater and pick up their tickets or, in some cases, simply print out the bar-encoded ticket and head straight to the ticket usher.

About MovieTickets.com
MovieTickets.com is a joint venture among Hollywood Media Corp. (Nasdaq: HOLL), AMC Entertainment (AMEX: AEN), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Muvico Theaters, Hoyts Cinemas and Viacom (NYSE: VIA), offering the online sale of movie tickets with additional content to assist users with their movie-going plans. Purchasing tickets online through MovieTickets.com couldn't be easier. MovieTickets.com's Quick Checkout service allows users to register with the site and buy tickets online by simply entering an email address and password. MovieTickets.com sells tickets for top theater chains throughout the United States and Canada and participating MovieTickets.com theaters consistently represent over 60% of the top 50 grossing theaters on any given weekend.

The matters discussed herein that are forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations that involve risks and uncertainties that may result in such expectations not being realized. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in Viacom Inc.'s, Hollywood Media Corp.'s, AMC Entertainment Inc.'s and The Marcus Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts:

John Buckley/Kim Holt
Brainerd Communicators, Inc.
212-986-6667
[email protected]

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