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DINNER AND A MOVIE, AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: MOVIETICKETS.COM ANNOUNCES ONLINE TICKETING PARTNERSHIP WITH MOVIE TAVERN
Dallas-Based Movie Tavern is a Leading Operator of Cinema-Eateries
(Los Angeles, CA – April 1, 2008) – MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the world’s most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, announces a partnership with Movie Tavern, a Dallas-based cinema-eatery chain operating 11 theaters and 101 screens nationwide. Movie Tavern combines the enjoyment of first-run movies with an in-theater dining experience.
“Movie Tavern appeals to consumers who appreciate the ease and convenience of a full-service dinner-and-a-movie offering,” said Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager of MovieTickets.com. “Our advance online ticketing option will make the unique Movie Tavern experience even more enjoyable for its patrons.”
Movie Tavern operates theater locations in Texas, Colorado, Ohio and Kentucky, with future locations planned this year in Georgia, Virginia and additional locations in Texas. The rapidly expanding chain is on track to increase its number of screens from 101 to more than 135 in 2008.
“We’re all about making it easy for consumers to enjoy a supreme dinner/movie experience, and our relationship with MovieTickets.com further proves our commitment to convenience and ease of use,” said Jeff Benson, president and CEO of Movie Tavern. “Customers can visit MovieTickets.com today to purchase tickets to any show at any of our theaters.”
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
Academy 8 Theaters (P & G Theaters), Access Digital Theatres, Alco Theaters, All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Amherst Cinema Art Center, Arena Grand Theatre (Columbus Hospitality), Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters (Movies at Midway), Atlas Cinemas, B&B Theaters, Bank Street Theatre, Bowtie Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, 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, Dipson Theatres, Discovery Theater, Drexel Theatres, Eastern Shores (O’Neil Theaters NE), Emagine Entertainment (Cinema Hollywood), Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Elvis Cinemas, Eveningstar Cinema, Famous Players, Film Forum, Fine Arts Theatre - Beverly Hills, Fox Bay Cinema Grill, Foxmoor Movies, Frank Theaters, Funasia Theaters, Galaxy Cinemas (Canada), Galaxy Cinemas (GA), Galaxy Cinemas (NC), Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas (Camelot Cinemas), Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, Harrisonville Cinema, HLB Entertainment (Palace 9, Majestic 10), Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Howell Theater, IFC Center, Island Cinemas, 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, Movie Tavern, 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, Quarry Cinemas, Rail Road Square Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas, Angelika), Regency 8 Cinema, Rio Entertainment, Riviera Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Safari Cinema, Sayville Theatre, Scotiabank Theatres, Sea Turtle Cinemas, Showplace Cinemas Silver Screen Cinemas, Silver Screen Partners, Spotlight Theatres, Star Vu Drive-In, Starplex Cinemas, Studio Movie Grill, Sunrise Cinemas, Tango Theaters, Tower Theaters, Trans-Lux Cinemas, UltraStar Cinemas, Village Theaters, Warren Theatres, Watson Theatre, Wellfleet Cinemas and Westates Theatres.
About Movie Tavern Partners LP
Movie Tavern is the leading operator of cinema-eateries in the United States. Jeff Benson, his wife Jamie, and his life-long friend Dennis Butler were owners of traditional cinemas prior to opening their first Movie Tavern in Ft. Worth, Texas in 2001. In an effort to provide food, drink, and customer service that historically has not been provided by traditional cinemas, the trio developed a cinema-eatery concept that combines full-flavor and high-quality food and drinks, friendly service and first-run movies. In 2005, the company was recapitalized with the addition of a major equity partner. Current Texas locations include Arlington, Bedford, Denton, Ft. Worth, Houston and Humble. In 2007, new Movie Taverns opened in Aurora, Colo.; Lexington, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; Houston and Ft. Worth, Texas. Movie Tavern Partners, LP also operates two conventional first-run theaters in Granbury, Texas and Marble Falls, Texas. Uncompromising in their standards and commitment to provide the highest-quality experience, Movie Tavern’s leadership is implementing a major growth plan that has expanded the system in 2007 to 11 locations and 101 screens, and plans to expand to at least 15 locations with 125-plus screens in 2008.
MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the world’s most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, offers moviegoers a convenient way to buy movie tickets in advance. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States, as well as in Canada at MovieTickets.ca; in the U.K. at MovieTickets.co.uk; in Ireland at MovieTickets.ie; from any Internet-enabled wireless device at mobile.movietickets.com; and from any phone at 877-789-MOVIE. Formed in 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp., National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres, Viacom and America Online, and leverages the collective theater chain expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 50 percent of the top 50 and over 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend. The MovieTickets.com theater chain group, which includes 119 theater chains, is about five times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.
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