Announces Advanced Ticket Sales for Lord of the Rings Announced Today that Advanced Tickets for the Upcoming Film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring are Now Available for Purchase Online

(Hollywood, CA - December 5, 2001) – announced today that advanced tickets for the upcoming film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring are now available for purchase online. offers online ticketing for in excess of 8,300 movie screens in North America, enabling moviegoers to guarantee seats for the December 19th opening weekend.

"Millions of fans are awaiting the first of J.R.R. Tolkien's mythical masterpiece," said Mitchell Rubenstein, Co-CEO of "The Lord of the Rings is expected to be one of the most popular films of the Holiday Season. After the overwhelming success of advanced ticket sales for Harry Potter, moviegoers everywhere are recognizing the convenience of purchasing tickets in advance online, especially for highly anticipated films."

Purchasing tickets online is simple and online tickets are available for all films showing at participating theaters. Users click on, enter their zip code so they can find nearby theaters, select a movie and showtime, and buy their tickets with a credit card. Then, they simply go to the theater's box office or automated ticketing station and pick up their tickets. In addition, the company is currently rolling out at home ticket printing, which is further increasing the convenience factor.

Mitchell Rubenstein continued, "'s mission is to make going to the movies easier. In addition to offering print at home options for many theaters nationwide, we offer customers the ability to register with's Quick Checkout, allowing movie fans to purchase movie tickets without entering credit card and theater location information every time."

About is a joint venture between Hollywood Media Corp. (Nasdaq: HOLL), AMC Entertainment (AMEX: AEN), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Hoyts Cinemas and Viacom (NYSE: VIA), offering the online sale of movie tickets with additional content to assist users with their movie-going plans. Purchasing tickets online through couldn't be easier.'s Quick Checkout service allows users to register with the site and buy tickets online by simply entering a name and password. In addition to ticket sales, distinguishes itself by offering comprehensive information about current and future movie releases. Additionally, offers moviegoers the ability to print purchased tickets at home, as well as email tickets to friends and family members.

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. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in Hollywood Media Corp.'s, AMC Entertainment Inc.'s and The Marcus Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Kim Holt
Brainerd Communicators, Inc.
[email protected]

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