MOVIETICKETS.COM TO PROVIDE EXCLUSIVE ONLINE TICKETING FOR YAHOO! MOVIES
(Los Angeles, CA – March 14, 2006) -MovieTickets.com, the most powerful internet movie ticketing service, today announced that it has been selected by Yahoo! Movies as its exclusive online movie ticketing service.
“We are thrilled to provide online movie ticketing to Yahoo! Movies, as its millions of users now have access to the most effective service and highest-quality inventory available,” said Mitch Rubenstein, Co-CEO, MovieTickets.com. “Our exciting agreement with Yahoo! Movies builds on MovieTickets.com’s successes - performing flawlessly during high volume transaction periods, and attracting the most high-profile theater partners globally.”
Ticket buyers who search for movies and showtimes at Yahoo! Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com) can purchase tickets via a co-branded site for theaters affiliated with the MovieTickets.com service, which represents several of the largest exhibitors in the nation, and over 70 theater partners. Additionally, MovieTickets.com's elite collection of partner theaters are some of the highest revenue-producing theaters in the nation, consistently representing over 50 percent of the top 50 and over 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend.
MovieTickets.com has demonstrated its leadership position in terms of technical performance and transaction processing. During a measurement taken in peak weekend purchase hours of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™, MovieTickets.com’s pages were loading at one second. MovieTickets.com also remained 100 percent stable and accessible during this period of tremendous traffic volume and simultaneous ticketing transactions. During both blockbusters, Star Wars: Epsiode III- Revenge of the Sith™, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™, MovieTickets.com contributed double digit percentages to the overall weekend opening box office.
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.
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
Access Digital Theatres, 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, Drexel Theatres, Eastern Shores, Emagine Entertainment, Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Famous Players, Film Forum, Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas, Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, IFC Center, Kew Gardens (Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Main Street Cinemas, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marco Movies, Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, MJR Theatres, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, Omniplex Theatre Group, O'Neil Theatres, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Phoenix Theatres, Pickwick Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), Rio Entertainment, Ritz Theatres, Riviera Cinemas, Rocky Mountain Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Santikos Theaters, Sayville Theatre, Sea Turtle Cinemas, Silver Screen Cinemas, Spotlight Theatres, Studio Movie Grill, Sunrise Cinemas, Tango Theaters, UltraStar Cinemas, Watson Theatre, and Westates Theatres.
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