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MOVIETICKETS.COM TO PROVIDE TICKETING SERVICES ON THE EARTHLINK PERSONAL START PAGE
(Hollywood, CA - April 21, 2004) - MovieTickets.com, a leading Internet movie ticketing service, has signed an agreement with EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), one of the nation's largest Internet service providers, to provide movie ticketing services for EarthLink subscribers and other visitors at http://entertainment.EarthLink.net.
MovieTickets.com allows EarthLink subscribers and other Internet users to buy movie tickets online and print tickets for at home ticket printing-enabled theatres via the EarthLink Personal Start PageSM entertainment channel.
"We are pleased to extend MovieTickets.com's premium services to Earthlink as online movie ticketing continues to grow," said Stuart Halperin, Executive Vice President of Marketing, MovieTickets.com. "Our technology provides consumers with an easy interface to conduct fluid transactions, and we are positioned to service more tickets to a greater number of movie fans."
"There's nothing worse than standing in line for a movie you want to see and then finding out it's sold out -- and now through MovieTickets.com, EarthLink subscribers never have to put up with that frustration," said Tracy Boyd, EarthLink's Director of Product Management. "Through the power of the Internet, our subscribers can now research a movie, its starting time and theater locations, and buy tickets right from their home computer."
"EarthLink revolves around youSM." As a leading national Internet service provider (ISP) headquartered in Atlanta, EarthLink has earned an award winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2003 Internet Service Provider Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM, EarthLink is ranked highest in customer satisfaction among high-speed Internet Service Providers. Serving more than five million subscribers, EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal drop-offs and ISP-generated intrusions, and customizable features. Whether it's dial-up, high-speed, Web hosting, or wireless Internet service, EarthLink provides the tools that best let individuals use and enjoy the Internet on their own terms. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at www.EarthLink.net.
MovieTickets.com, a leading Internet movie ticketing service, provides consumers with the ease of a virtual box office from the convenience of their home or office. Formed in Spring 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment (AMEX: AEN), Hollywood Media Corp. (Nasdaq: HOLL), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Hoyts Cinemas, Viacom (NYSE: VIA), and America Online, and leverages the collective exhibitor expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. MovieTickets.com allows consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States and Canada, and in the U.K. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents approximately half of the top 50 grossing U.S./Canadian theaters on any given weekend and includes AMC Theatres, Consolidated Theatres, Crown Theatres, Famous Players, Hoyts Cinemas, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Metropolitan Theatres, National Amusements, Northeast Cinemas, Rave Motion Pictures, Ritz Theatres and Spotlight Theatres. Consumers can also purchase tickets through MovieTickets.com's array of high profile affiliates including AOL, Moviefone, MSN, Movies.com, NYTimes.com, the Excite Network, Lycos, a host of other web sites, plus most of the nation's largest phone and mobile carriers.
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