MovieTickets.com, Inc. Launches Movie Ticketing Service on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web
Sprint PCS Customers Can Purchase Tickets Wireless
(Kansas City, MO and Boca Raton, FL - October 10, 2000) – MovieTickets.com, Inc., an online movie ticketing service, and Sprint PCS (NYSE: PCS), the nation's fastest growing wireless carrier, today announced the launch of a new wireless movie ticketing service on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. Moviegoers can now purchase movie tickets directly on the minibrowser of their Internet-ready Sprint PCS Phone for thousands of screens throughout North America through MovieTickets.com.
MovieTickets.com services can be found within Hollywood.com under "Entertainment" on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web menu. Customers who want to purchase their tickets wirelessly will see an option to do so after accessing Showtimes and Movie Listings.
"For the first time, wireless movie ticketing is now available through MovieTickets.com," said Mitchell Rubenstein, Co-Chairman of MovieTickets.com. "After successfully proving how quick and easy it is to purchase film tickets online, MovieTickets.com is now bringing that same convenient service to the wireless world. Wireless-users who enjoy going to the movies can now get the latest news about a film, check out when and where it is playing locally, and purchase the tickets to see it, just by using their Sprint PCS Internet-ready phones."
"Offering Sprint PCS customers clear, nationwide access to movie ticketing via the Sprint PCS Wireless Web is a convenient, time-saving feature that allows for instant movie selection and ticketing, no matter where or when the urge to go to the theater strikes you," said Chip Novick, Vice President of Consumer Marketing for Sprint PCS.
Sprint PCS Wireless Web users also have access to movie news, showtimes and theater locations, movie reviews, information on new releases, a listing of the Top 10 box office films and movie trivia. This entertainment content is syndicated from HOLLYWOOD.COM, INC. (Nasdaq: HOLL), one of the founding partners of MovieTickets.com.
About Sprint PCS
Sprint PCS operates the largest 100% digital, 100% PCS nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and communities across the country. Sprint PCS has licensed PCS coverage of nearly 270 million people in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com. Sprint PCS is a wholly-owned tracking group of Sprint Corporation trading on the NYSE under the symbol "PCS."
Sprint is a global communications company at the forefront of integrating long-distance, local and wireless communications services, and a large carrier of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and is a leader in advanced data communications services. Sprint has $20 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 20 million business and residential customers.
MovieTickets.com, Inc. was launched in late May as a joint venture between:
- AMC Entertainment, Inc., the largest motion pictures exhibitor in the U.S.
- Hollywood.com, Inc., which operates a network of popular entertainment-focused Web sites and B2B content syndication units
- National Amusements (Showcase Cinemas and Multiplex Cinemas), a major theatrical exhibitor in the U.S., U.K., Chile and Argentina, and parent company of Viacom
- Viacom, which, through its CBS division, contributed $25 million of promotional support for a 5% interest and several other exhibitors, including Famous Players, the largest movie exhibitor in Canada, Marcus Theatres and Muvico Theatres
MovieTicket.com's joint venture partners collectively operate theaters located in all of the top 10 markets, in approximately 70% of the top 50 markets nationwide, and more than half of the 100 top grossing theaters in North America. MovieTickets.com recently started selling tickets online for more than half of all movie theaters in Canada.
The matters discussed herein that are forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations that involve risks and uncertainties that may result in such expectations not being realized. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified as such because the context of the statement include words such as we "believe," "expect," "anticipate" or other words of similar import. Similarly, statements herein that describe our objectives, plans or goals also are forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to; the risks described in Hollywood.com, Inc.'s and AMC Entertainment Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Manager, Media Relations
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