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MOVIETICKETS.COM BRINGS ONLINE MOVIE TICKETING TO CITYSEARCH
Citysearch® Joins MovieTickets.com Affiliate Network, Benefits Consumers and Exhibitors
(Los Angeles, CA - September 19, 2005) – MovieTickets.com has joined with Citysearch to provide online ticketing services for millions of consumers searching for movie showtimes and tickets on local Citysearch sites. Citysearch users now have access to MovieTickets.com’s ticketing inventory which represents 60 theater chains and more than half of the top–grossing screens in North America.
“Our relationship with Citysearch provides valuable customized and localized online movie ticketing to consumers in specific markets, and opens exhibitor inventory to another valuable audience base,” said Joel Cohen, vice president, business development, MovieTickets.com. “Citysearch is a must have guide to entertainment and information in nearly every major U.S. market. MovieTickets.com is excited to contribute the best movie information and ticketing for this important service.”
Visitors to Citysearch online destinations nationwide can search for movie showtimes and buy movie tickets via links to co-branded MovieTickets.com pages. 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. MovieTickets.com is also a preferred provider for many of the nation’s largest phone and mobile carriers.
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:
All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters, Atlas Cinemas, Baederwood Movie Theatre Co., Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad, Cinemagic Movies, Cinemall, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Dickinson Theatres, Eastern Shores, Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Famous Players, Film Forum, Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas, Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, Kew Gardens (Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marco Movies, Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, New York 1 & 2, O'Neil Theatres, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Pavilion Theatre, Phoenix Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), Ritz Theatres, Riviera Cinemas, Rocky Mountain Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Santikos Theaters, Sayville Theatre, Spotlight Theatres, UltraStar Cinemas, Watson Theatre, and Westates Theatres.
Citysearch is a leading local search service, providing the most up-to-date information to over eight million people a month on businesses, from restaurants and retail, to travel and professional services. Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money by delivering more than two million editorial and user reviews and ratings of local businesses. Through its unique Local Pay For Performance (PFP) service, Citysearch enables businesses to capture their most relevant customers online while paying only for the leads received. Citysearch is ranked among the top three local search sites based on usability and content depth and relevance, according to The Kelsey Group (Nov 04). Citysearch is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp.
MovieTickets.com, the most powerful 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, Hollywood Media Corp. (NASDAQ: HOLL), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE:MCS), 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.
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