MOVIETICKETS.COM SELLING ADVANCE ONLINE MOVIE TICKETS FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH™
Fans Can Log on to Purchase Advanced Tickets from Nation's Largest Multiplexes, and Top-Grossing Theaters
(Los Angeles, CA – April 20, 2005) – MovieTickets.com, the world’s leading Internet movie ticketing service, began offering advance online movie tickets for the celebrated final installment of the Star Wars legacy, Revenge of the Sith on Thursday April 14, 2005. The movie opens on May 19, 2005.
"MovieTickets.com is thrilled to offer millions of fans advance tickets for Revenge of the Sith™, and this highly-anticipated film is tracking to be one of the biggest online ticket sellers ever," said Mitch Rubenstein, Co-CEO, MovieTickets.com. "The MovieTickets.com service is also benefiting both our exhibitor and affiliate partners. Through our highly-trafficked affiliates, we are able to provide greatly expanded distribution for our exhibitors, while the consumer wins by accessing movie tickets online in advance for the year's most popular films."
MovieTickets.com offers consumers ticketing inventory from over 30 theater chains, double the amount of its 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. According to a recent ComScore Media Metric’s report, MovieTickets.com attracted 8,067,000 unique users in March 2005.
Star Wars fans can log onto www.movietickets.com to buy advance tickets. 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 exhibitors currently include:
AMC Theatres, Baederwood Movie Theatre Co., Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Cinema Four-Quad, Cinemagic Movies, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Dickinson Theatres, Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Famous Players, Harkins Theatres, Hoyts Cinemas, Kew Gardens (Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Metropolitan Theatres, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, New York 1 & 2, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Phoenix Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), Ritz Theatres, Sayville Theatre, and Spotlight Theatres.
MovieTickets.com, the leading Internet movie ticketing service in terms of traffic, 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, 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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