MOVIETICKETS.COM DEBUTS MOBILE TICKETING WEB APPLICATIONS FOR MOVIE FANS ON THE GO
Leading Movie Ticketing Provider Unveils mobile.movietickets.com and iphone.movietickets.com
(Los Angeles, CA – October 12, 2007) – MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the world’s most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, has just made buying movie tickets in advance even easier with the launch of two powerful new mobile web applications. These new solutions mean moviegoers can search for a movie by location or title, buy tickets, access a listing of new releases, box office information, read movie news, and even view detailed local area maps to the theater and more. They can be accessed by visiting mobile.movietickets.com from any Internet enabled mobile device or iPhone users can visit an optimized site at iphone.movietickets.com.
“MovieTickets.com was an early mover into the mobile space with the launch of our first mobile application over five years ago. These new applications demonstrate our commitment to improving our service offerings and popularizing advance movie ticket purchases as buying options expand and new technology platforms emerge,” said Joel Cohen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, MovieTickets.com.
The new MovieTickets.com mobile web applications were developed in conjunction with wireless application service provider MobileGates, a leader of location-based services on mobile phones. Along with in-depth domestic movie related information and the addition of mapping functionality, the mobile services also offer personalization features, which include the ability to recall individual searches, favorite theaters and provide quick and easy access to movies and showtimes in specific locations.
Through the partnership with MobileGates, MovieTickets.com will also soon offer users the ability to purchase movie related mobile content for their phones, such as games, ringtones, wallpapers and screensavers. In addition, MobileGates’ proprietary transcoder delivers rich, interactive color maps, directions, and other content optimized for most phones currently available in the US.
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
Academy 8 Theaters (P & G Theaters), Access Digital Theatres, All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Amherst Cinema Art Center, Arena Grand Theatre (Columbus Hospitality), Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters (Movies at Midway), Atlas Cinemas, Bank Street Theatre, Bow Tie Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinefe’ 8, Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad (Quad Cinema), Cinemagic Movies, Cinemagic Theatres (MN), Cinemall, Cineplex Odeon, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Cleveland Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Dickinson Theatres, Drexel Theatres, Eastern Shores (O’Neil Theaters NE), Emagine Entertainment (Cinema Hollywood), Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Elvis Cinemas, Famous Players, Film Forum, Fine Arts Theatre - Beverly Hills, Fox Bay Cinema Grill, Foxmoor Movies, Galaxy Cinemas (Canada), Galaxy Cinemas (GA), Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas (Camelot Cinemas), Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, HLB Entertainment (Palace 9, Majestic 10), Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, IFC Center, Jarvis Conservatory, Kew Gardens (and Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres (and Ritz Theatres), M Park 4, Main Street Cinemas, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, Mission Grove Theaters, MJR Theatres, MnM Theatres, MovieMax Theatres, NAOS Entertainment, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, Nelsonville Movies 10, North American Cinema, Oasis Cinema, Omniplex Theatre Group, O'Neil Theatres (Louisiana), Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Penn Cinema, Phoenix Theatres (MI), Phoenix Theatres (TN), Pickwick Theatres, Premiere Cinemas, Rail Road Square Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas, Angelika), Rio Entertainment, Riviera Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Sayville Theatre, Scotiabank Theatres, Sea Turtle Cinemas, Showplace Cinemas, Silver Screen Cinemas, Spotlight Theatres, Star Vu Drive-In, Studio Movie Grill, Sunrise Cinemas, Tango Theaters, Trans-Lux Cinemas, UltraStar Cinemas, Village Theaters, Warren Theatres, Watson Theatre, Wellfleet Cinemas, and Westates Theatres.
MobileGates is a leader in location-based services and mobile applications. MobileGates has pioneered the first carrier-grade suite of interoperable location based applications that provide maps, directions and live services such as Wi-fi Finder and fuel finder (fuel pricing). The company's mobile applications are currently available through Verizon Wireless, Sprint-Nextel, Alltel. For more information please visit www.mobilegates.com.
MovieTickets.com, (www.movietickets.com) the world's 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 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 theater chain expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States, Canada and the U.K, including Ireland. 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 theater chain group, which includes 102 theater chains, is about five times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.
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