MOVIETICKETS.COM EXPANDS REACH IN MINNESOTA SIGNING THREE LEADING EXHIBITORS ADDING OVER 350 SCREENS
(Boca Raton, FL - April 3, 2013) - MovieTickets.com announced the addition of 355 screens with the signing of three industry leading Minnesota-based theatre chains: United Entertainment Corporation (UEC), Cinema Entertainment Corp. (CEC) and Mann Theatres. Online and mobile ticketing with UEC will commence in time for the 2013 summer blockbuster season, kicking off with the May 3rd release of Marvel’s Iron Man 3. CEC and Mann Theatres will start their ticketing programs with MovieTickets.com later this year.
The addition of these three Minnesota-based circuits to the 260 movie theatre chains that MovieTickets.com represents further strengthens the company’s position in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and the Upper Midwest.
Joel Cohen, CEO of MovieTickets.com, stated, “MovieTickets.com has bolstered its presence in the Upper Midwestern states, and signing these three respected, family run theater chains is a welcome addition to our network of Exhibitor partners.”
“We have always been committed to bringing a great movie-going experience to our theater patrons,” said Robert Ross, President, CEC Theatres. “We believe that MovieTickets.com will further enhance the movie experience with their online and mobile ticketing options and we are delighted to provide this state-of-the art technology to our valued customers.”
Mike Ross, President of UEC Theatres, said, “We explored a number of options for online and mobile ticketing. MovieTickets.com offered the flexibility and ease of operation that we were seeking in an online ticket system and we believe that the promotional opportunities provided by MovieTickets.com will further enhance movie entertainment for our guests.”
“We are committed to providing moviegoers with overall entertainment value,” said Stephen Mann, President of Mann Theatres of MN. “Advance online and mobile ticketing by MovieTickets.com will provide our guests with easy access to movie show-times, ticket price information and purchases. We look forward to a long partnership with MovieTickets.com”
MovieTickets.com is the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing with over 260 theater chains in its group offering moviegoers a quick and convenient way to purchase tickets online, via mobile device, and at 877-789-MOVIE. The company currently enables remote ticketing for consumers across 22 countries/territories including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean. Fans can stay connected with MovieTickets.com through Facebook (facebook.com/MovieTicketscom), Twitter (twitter.com/movietickets) and YouTube (youtube.com/MovieTicketsTrailers).
About United Entertainment Corp.
United Entertainment Corp. (UEC) is a privately held, family owned company based in Saint Cloud, MN. All UEC Theatre locations feature Digital Projection with 3D technology. UEC owns and operates 133 theatre screens at 15 locations in 7 states; (OH, IN, NC, TN, MS, UT, & CA). The company mission is to provide high quality entertainment at reasonable prices to the markets UEC serves.
About CEC Theatres
CEC Theatres began a half-century ago in 1955, in St. Cloud, Minn. CEC Theatres currently operates 151 screens in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska. During the last year, CEC installed Digital Projection and 3D technology in all of their locations. With company headquarters located in St. Cloud, MN, CEC Theatres remains a family-owned company with a commitment to bringing state-of-the art theatre facilities to the communities it serves.
About Mann Theatres
Mann Theatres was founded in 1935. In 1970, Marvin Mann expanded the operation when he purchased the Highland and Grandview theaters in St. Paul, MN. Marvin's sons (and current owners of Mann Theatres), Stephen and Benjie, became involved in the business in the early 70's. Marvin passed away in 1994 shortly before the opening of their Eagan, MN location, which was dedicated in his memory. Stephen and Benjie have expanded the company to 71 screens at 10 locations in Minnesota. In 2012 Mann Theatres completed the conversion to Digital Projection with 3D technology. Mann Theatres’ mission has always been to provide customers with the finest quality motion picture experience.
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