MOVIETICKETS.COM OFFERS ADVANCE TICKETING FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON'S HOTTEST MOVIES
Moviegoers Secure Place in Line and Beat Holiday Rush for Films Including "The Polar Express"
(Los Angeles, CA– November 10, 2004) – MovieTickets.com, the leading Internet movie ticketing service, has announced advance ticketing availability for some of the most anticipated films of the holiday season, including "The Polar Express," "Meet the Fockers" and "Ocean's Twelve." Tickets are available two weeks prior to each film's opening and MovieTickets.com will be tracking and ranking the most popular sellers.
MovieTickets.com offers consumers ticketing inventory from over 30 theater chains, double the number of their nearest competitor. MovieTickets.com's average screens per theater are 11 versus the industry average of six, and more than 50 percent of MovieTickets.com's exhibitors' theaters are 14 to 30- plex, stadium seated mega-plexes.
Up to two weeks prior to a movie opening, fans can log onto http://www.movietickets.com to buy select advance tickets for the films. Buying a ticket is easy to do. Users just enter their zip code for a listing of nearby theaters, select a movie and showtime, and purchase tickets with a credit card. Then, they simply go to the theater's box office or automated ticketing station, with credit card in hand for verification, and pick up their tickets. MovieTickets.com also offers moviegoers the convenience of printing tickets at home in a wide array of markets.
MovieTickets.com, the leading Internet movie ticketing service in terms of technical performance, percentage representation of the highest grossing theaters, and the number of movie theater exhibitors served when compared to its nearest rival, 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, Hollywood Media Corp., National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres, Hoyts Cinemas, Viacom, and America Online, and leverages the collective exhibitor expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. MovieTickets.com enables 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 over 50% of the top 50 and over 50% of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend.
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