MovieTickets.com Signs Carmike Cinemas – One of the Nation’s Largest Exhibitors
Domestic Screen Count Will Increase By Over 2,200
(Boca Raton, FL - May 21, 2013) - MovieTickets.com, a leading destination for the purchase of advance movie tickets, has added Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ: CKEC), one of the nation’s leading digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitors. MovieTickets.com is currently providing ticketing services for Carmike’s newly acquired Rave locations, and has launched the process of rolling out the additional 2,200 screens in the Carmike circuit. The announcement was made today by Joel Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of MovieTickets.com, and David Passman, Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer.
Cohen stated, “The addition of Carmike marks the single largest domestic addition to our screen count since the company was founded in 2000. Carmike is highly influential in our industry, we are pleased they chose to join our program and collectively work with us to improve the movie going experience.”
Passman said, “Carmike is continually focusing on ways to further improve our guest experience and we are delighted to forge this new alliance with MovieTickets.com, one of the leaders in advance cinema ticketing. Carmike patrons appreciate flexibility in their advance ticket purchasing and we are pleased to be adding MovieTickets.com.”
MovieTickets.com is the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing with over 260 theatre 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. Formed in 2000, the MovieTickets.com shareholders include AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp. (NASDAQ: HOLL), National Amusements, Cineplex Entertainment, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and Time Warner. Fans can stay connected with MovieTickets.com through Facebook (facebook.com/MovieTicketscom), Twitter (twitter.com/movietickets) and YouTube (youtube.com/MovieTicketsTrailers).
About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com)
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), is a U.S. leader in digital cinema and 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. As of March 31, 2013, Carmike had 244 theatres with 2,464 screens in 35 states. Carmike’s digital cinema footprint reached 2,369 screens, including 232 theatres with 869 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also includes 18 “BIGD” large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating and 7 IMAX® auditoriums. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus for its locations is small to mid-sized communities.
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