MovieTickets.com and Prestigious Mann Theatres Sign Exclusive Multi-year Online Ticketing Pact
Partnership with Renowned Exhibitor Extends MovieTickets.com’s Print at Home Ticketing and Quality Advance Ticketing in Southern California Market
(Los Angeles, CA June 21, 2005) – Building on its leadership position in Southern California, MovieTickets.com, the world’s most powerful and highly-trafficked Internet movie ticketing service, renewed its online ticketing agreement with the legendary Mann Theatres circuit, including the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The multi-year expanded deal also provides key Mann’s locations with print at home ticketing.
“Our partnership with Mann Theatres signals their continued commitment to transforming the moviegoing experience through the deployment of state-of-the-art online ticketing services,” said Mitch Rubenstein, Co-CEO, MovieTickets.com. “Mann Theatres is one of the most recognized and historically significant exhibitors in the nation, and we are privileged to offer our online ticketing solutions to this important partner.”
"We are delighted to extend our partnership with MovieTickets.com," said Peter Dobson, CEO, Mann Theatres. "MovieTickets.com consistently delivers superior performance and solutions, and we are thrilled to provide our customers with the best movie ticketing service in the market today.”
MovieTickets.com provides online ticketing options for theatres across the U.S. and Canada, including nearly 60 theater chains representing more than 50% of the top 50 grossing locations in those countries. Purchasing tickets via MovieTickets.com is simple. Users click on www.MovieTickets.com, enter their zip code for a listing of 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, with credit card in hand for verification, to redeem tickets. MovieTickets.com also offers moviegoers the convenience of printing tickets at home in a wide array of markets.
Mann Theatres will also increase its reach through MovieTickets.com’s prominent affiliate program. MovieTickets.com affiliates include some of the most highly trafficked sites on the Web, and cover a significant percentage of the Internet population.
MovieTickets.com exhibitors currently include:
All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters, Atlas Cinemas, Baederwood Movie Theatre Co., Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad, Cinemagic Movies, Cinemall, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Dickinson Theatres, Eastern Shores, Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Famous Players, Film Forum, Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas, Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, Kew Gardens (Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marco Movies, Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, New York 1 & 2, O'Neil Theatres, Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Phoenix Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), Ritz Theatres, Riviera Cinemas, Rocky Mountain Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Santikos Theaters, Sayville Theatre, Spotlight Theatres, UltraStar Cinemas, Watson Theatre, and Westates Theatres.
MovieTickets.com, the most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, provides consumers with the ease of a virtual box office from the convenience of their home or office. Formed in spring 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 exhibitor expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States and Canada, and in the U.K. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 50% of the top 50 and over 50% of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend.
About Mann Theatres
Mann Theatres is a boutique theatre chain currently owning and operating 19 theatres with 117 screens in Southern California, with the circuit’s primary area of operation being the greater Los Angeles area. Mann Theatres’ Los Angeles area locations include the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, The Village, Bruin and National theatres in Westwood Village and The Criterion 6 in Santa Monica. Added to the lineup of premiere theatres in 2001 is Mann Chinese 6, with its Luxurious VIP Lounge, adjacent to Grauman’s in Hollywood. Known for their state-of-the-art presentation, these theatres are among the most prestigious in the industry and are host to frequent star-studded world premieres and other lavish industry events.
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