MOVIETICKETS.COM INKS 150TH THEATER CHAIN PARTNER; ON PACE FOR RECORD '09 TICKET SALES, SITE TRAFFIC
MovieTickets.com posts highest year-to-date ticket sales, site traffic in company’s nine-year history
(Las Vegas - March 30, 2009) - MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com) today announced at ShoWest it will provide online movie ticketing services for its 150th theater chain - a milestone partnership for the company, which now represents seven times as many exhibitors as its nearest competitor.
Providing advance ticketing services to 150 theaters chains, MovieTickets.com - the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing - represents over 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend and continues to expand the growing popularity and visibility of its service.
In reaching the milestone, the site is also reporting record year-to-date numbers for ticket sales and site traffic as it nears the 100-million-tickets-sold threshold.
"This is a landmark accomplishment for MovieTickets.com. To reach 150 exhibitors and for us to be on pace for a record-breaking 2009 really speaks to the recession-proof nature of movie-going and the strength of the services we provide," said Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager, MovieTickets.com. "We look forward to continued growth domestically and abroad."
In just the past two quarters, MovieTickets.com has added 15 exhibitors, and over 1,000 screens. Notable exhibitor additions with 100-plus screens include Southern Theaters, Frank Theaters, Flagship Cinemas, NCG Cinemas and Muvico Theaters.
MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, 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. (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. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 60 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 150 theater chains, is about seven times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
Abingdon Cinemall, Academy 8 Theaters (P & G Theaters), Access Digital Theatres, Alco Theaters, All Star Entertainment, Allred 5 Theater, AMC Theatres, Amherst Cinema Art Center, Arena Grand Theatre (Columbus Hospitality), Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters (Movies at Midway), Atlas Cinemas, Avon Theater, Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14, B&B Theaters, Bank Street Theatre, Back Seat Conceptions (941 Theater), Bowtie Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Carolina Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad (Quad Cinema), Cinemagic Movies, Cinemagic Theatres (MN), Cineplex Odeon, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Cleveland Cinemas, Cornelius Cinemas, Dickinson Theatres, Dipson Theatres, 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, Flagship Cinemas, 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), Hawthorne Theater, Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, Harrisonville Cinema, HLB Entertainment (Palace 9, Majestic 10), Hollywood Cinemas (UK), Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Howell Theater, IFC Center, Island Cinemas, Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center, Jarvis Conservatory, Kew Gardens (and Cobble Hill), K&G Theaters (Bloomfield 8), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres (and Ritz Theatres), Lee Neighborhood Theaters, M Park 4 Multiplex Cinema, Maplewood Theatre, Maiden Alley Cinema, Main Street Cinemas, Main Street Theatres, Mall of America 14, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres , Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, Mission Grove Theaters, Missouri Cinema 6, MJR Theatres, MnM Theatres, Morley Theatre, Moore Family Theaters, Movie Tavern, MovieMax Theatres, Muvico Theaters, NCG Cinemas, NAOS Entertainment, EPIC Cinemas, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, Nelsonville Movies 10, North American Cinema, Oasis Cinema, Omniplex Theatre Group, O'Neil Theatres (Louisiana), O'Neil Cinemas, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Pavilion Cinema (UK), Penn Cinema, Phoenix Theatres (MI), Phoenix Theatres (TN), Pickwick Theatres, Premiere Cinemas, Quarry Cinemas, Rail Road Square Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures, Regency 8 Cinema, Republic Theater Group, Rheem Theater, Rio Entertainment, Riviera Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Safari Cinema, Sayville Theatre, Scotiabank Theatres, Sea Turtle Cinemas, ShowBiz Cinemas, Showplace Cinemas, Showtime Cinema, Silver Screen Cinemas, Silver Screen Partners, Southern Theatres, Spotlight Theatres, Starplex Cinemas, Startime Entertainment, Star Cinema 6, Stone Theaters, Studio Movie Grill, Sunrise Cinemas, Syracuse Stadium 6,Tango Theaters, Torch Theaters, Tower Theaters, Trans-Lux Cinemas, Tri City Theatre, United Entertainment Corp., UltraStar Cinemas, Village Theaters, Warren Theatres, Watson Theatre, Wellfleet Cinemas, and Westates Theatres.
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