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MOVIETICKETS.COM EXHIBITOR SCREEN COUNT REACHES 10,000
MovieTickets.com Adds Over 20 New Theater Chains - Greatly Expanding Its Online Movie Ticketing Service
(Boca Raton, Fla. June 16, 2005) – MovieTickets.com’s exhibitor screen count has surpassed 10,000 screens as a result of the addition of over 20 new theater chains that will be utilizing its online ticketing solution. Now through MovieTickets.com, consumers will have access to tickets from 59 theater chains.
The additional theater chains being added are in connection with a new relationship with PrintTixUSA, the leading private-label Internet ticketing provider for individual exhibitor Web sites.
“Now exhibitors using PrintTixUSA’s private-label ticketing services will be offering their ticketing inventory online via MovieTickets.com, offering greater benefits for consumers and theaters,” said Joel Cohen, Vice President, Business Development, MovieTickets.com. “With the addition of these and other exhibitors, MovieTickets.com will be providing online movie ticketing for 59 theater chains. Further, the number of screens represented by MovieTickets.com has increased by over 3,000 since June 2004.”
“PrintTixUSA has been seeking a reputable movie ticketing partner to compliment our existing private-label Internet Ticketing solution,” said Terry Schmidt, President, PrintTixUSA. “We are excited to have made the decision to integrate with MovieTickets.com because their strong affiliate network and superior technology will make our exhibitors’ ticketing available to the widest possible audience. We are looking forward to our relationship with MovieTickets.com, which will now offer our exhibitors not only the best possible Internet ticketing solution, but also distribution through their high-traffic, online movie destination.”
MovieTickets.com theater partners are among the strongest industry leaders nationwide. 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. MovieTickets.com’s prominent affiliate program includes some of the most highly trafficked sites on the Web, and covers a significant percentage of the Internet population.
Purchasing tickets via MovieTickets.com is simple. Users click on www.MovieTickets.com, enter their zip code for a listing of nearby theaters, select a movie and showtime and buy their 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 redeem 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, Channelside Cinemas, 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, Spotlight Theatres and Watson Theatre.
Newly added exhibitors include:
All Star Entertainment, Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlas Cinemas, Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Cinemall, Cinema Centers, Eastern Shores, Film Forum, Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas, Hallett Cinemas, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Malco Theatres, Marco Movies, Marquee Cinemas, O'Neil Theatres, Riviera Cinemas, Rocky Mountain Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Santikos Theaters, UltraStar Cinemas, and Westates Theatres.
In addition, MovieTickets.com has recently signed Atlantic Theaters to a multi-year agreement.
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 (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 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.
PrintTixUSA is the leading Private-Label Internet Ticketing provider for the theatre industry. The PrintTixUSA Internet Ticketing Engine allows online patrons to purchase movie tickets without leaving the exhibitor’s own web site, print their tickets at home on their own printer, and bypass the box office line at the theater. In addition to Internet ticketing services, PrintTixUSA is a full-service online technologies company for movie exhibitors, offering theatres a wide range of supplemental products, including high speed credit card processing, re-loadable private-label gift cards, customer relationship management tools, online merchandising, web design and site hosting services. PrintTixUSA, Inc. is a privately held company, formed in December, 1999.
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