Announces Advance Ticket Sales for The Matrix Reloaded

(Hollywood, CA – May 1, 2003) – announced today that tickets for Warner Bros.’ The Matrix Reloaded, which is scheduled to open in theaters on May 15, are now available for advance purchase online. In addition to The Matrix Reloaded, will also be offering advance ticket sales for other summer blockbuster films.

Launched in May 2000, has become the leading online movie-ticketing site. Over the past year, has achieved new milestones for revenue and tickets sold, as consumers continue to embrace the Internet for their entertainment solutions. is partnered with an elite list of theater chains, including AMC Theatres, National Amusements, Famous Players, Hoyts Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, Consolidated Theatres, Crown Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, and Cinema World, offering consumers the best state-of-the-art theater facilities.

"The anticipation for the premiere of The Matrix Reloaded and other summer 2003 blockbuster films is building and ensures fans will have a seat for opening weekend at their favorite theaters," said Stu Halperin, Executive Vice President of Marketing, "Going out to see a movie has always offered an escape for consumers. We anticipate this trend to continue and will be there to help consumers make an educated decision on which movie to see and will also enable them to purchase tickets from the comfort of their homes."

Purchasing tickets online is simple. Users click on, enter their zip code for a listing of nearby theaters, select a movie and show time and buy their tickets with a credit card. Then, they simply go to the theater’s box office or automated ticketing station, with credit card in hand for verification, and pick up their tickets. also offers movie trailers, reviews and theater guides to assist users in their purchasing decisions.

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.

Melissa Zukerman

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