MOVIETICKETS.COM TRACKING EARLY DEMAND FOR SPIDER-MAN™ 3 ADVANCE TICKETING
Moviegoers are Climbing the Walls to Secure Some of the First Tickets to See the Highly-Anticipated Spider-Man™ 3
(Los Angeles, CA – April 18, 2007) – MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the world’s most powerful movie ticketing service, is offering advance tickets to Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man™ 3, and moviegoers are buying tickets weeks before the film’s May 4 theatrical release. MovieTickets.com exclusively tickets online for nearly 90 theater chains, and is now selling tickets from many of these movie theater partners.
“This early demand for Spider-Man™ 3 at this stage in the sales cycle reinforces the value of advance movie ticketing for consumers and exhibitors, and indicates the film is tracking to open as big as expected,” said Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager, MovieTickets.com.
MovieTickets.com began selling Spider-Man™ 3 tickets on April 4, and is offering advance tickets via multiple channels including wireless and online through its own website and via an extensive network of web-based distribution partners.
Consumers who want to buy tickets for Spidey will find it easy when they log onto MovieTickets.com, either online or through a wireless device. Users simply enter their zip code for a listing of nearby theaters and show times. Once tickets are purchased, they can be picked up at the theater or conveniently printed at home for ultimate movie-going ease.
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
Academy 8 Theaters, Access Digital Theatres, All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Amherst Cinema Art Center, Arena Grand Theatre, Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters, Atlas Cinemas, 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, Cleveland Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Dickinson Theatres, Drexel Theatres, Eastern Shores, Emagine Entertainment, Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Famous Players, Film Forum, Fine Arts Theatre - Beverly Hills, Fox Bay Cinema Grill, Foxmoor Movies, Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas, Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, HLB Entertainment, Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, IFC Center, Kew Gardens (Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres, M Park 4, Main Street Cinemas, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, MJR Theatres, MnM Theatres, MovieMax Theatres, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, Nelsonville Movies 10, Oasis Cinema, Omniplex Theatre Group, O'Neil Theatres, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Penn Cinema, Phoenix Theatres (MI), Phoenix Theatres (TN), Pickwick Theatres, Premiere Cinemas, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), Rio Entertainment, Ritz Theatres, Riviera Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Santikos Theaters, Sayville Theatre, Sea Turtle Cinemas, Silver Screen Cinemas, Spotlight Theatres, Studio Movie Grill, Sunrise Cinemas, Tango Theaters, Trans-Lux Cinemas, UltraStar Cinemas, Watson Theatre, Wellfleet Cinemas, and Westates Theatres.
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 the spring of 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 AOL, thus allowing the company to effectively leverage 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. The MovieTickets.com Exhibitor group, which includes nearly 90 theater chains, is almost four times the amount of its nearest competitor.
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