MSN OFFERS CONSUMERS ONLINE MOVIE TICKETING WITH MOVIETICKETS.COM
(Redmond, WA and Hollywood, CA - July 22, 2002) – MovieTickets.com and the MSN network of Internet services, today announced the launch of online movie ticketing to the millions of MSN users worldwide. Located at http://tickets.msn.com, the new ticketing service empowers MSN users to buy tickets at several thousand movie screens in theaters that currently offer Internet ticketing throughout the U.S. and Canada. The service gives MSN users one-click access to advance ticket sales and, in some cases, home-printed tickets via MovieTickets.com's growing list of at-home ticketing-enabled theaters.
"As more and more consumers are to turning to the Web to plan their entertainment activities, MSN continues to provide useful services, such as movie ticketing solutions, to meet their entertainment needs," said Richard Bray, vice president of MSN. "We are pleased that industry-leading providers like MovieTickets.com are able to take advantage of MSN's large consumer reach."
Mitchell Rubenstein, Co-CEO of MovieTickets.com, commented, "Demand for online ticketing is accelerating as consumers realize the added convenience of purchasing tickets in advance of going to the theater. Online ticketing is especially convenient when an anticipated blockbuster film opens. MSN is a globally recognized brand and one of the most visited destinations on the Web. We couldn't be more pleased with the expanded reach that MSN will provide our rapidly growing ticketing service."
With the largest number of North American theater screens served, MovieTickets.com has Internet ticketing agreements with leading theater exhibitors, including AMC Entertainment, National Amusements, Famous Players, Hoyts Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, and Consolidated Theatres.
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