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Movietickets.com Continues Rapid Expansion; Signs 200th Theater Chain

LOS ANGELES, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, today announces another milestone as the company signs Showplex Cinemas as its 200th theater chain. Showplex operates 10 locations, 81 screens, in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. In just under a year 50 additional movie theater chains have joined MovieTickets.com exclusively. The 200 theater chains represented by MovieTickets.com are about 10 times the number of chains as its nearest competitor, making MovieTickets.com the largest online movie ticketing provider when measured by the number of exhibitor partners.  

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Formed in 2000, MovieTickets.com launched its services with only two theater chain partners.  The company became well-known for its online movie ticketing experience and signed 100 theater chains by 2007. By March 2009, the company added 50 more theater chains, demonstrating its ability to grow, averaging a 25 percent year-over-year growth rate the past five years. Overall, MovieTickets.com has experienced a 380 percent increase in exhibitor partners since 2005.

"The exhibitor community has recognized and rewarded MovieTickets.com for our dedication to high-quality service, which is evident by the growth of our program within recent years," said Joel Cohen, CEO, MovieTickets.com. "We continue to meet the rising demand for the most comprehensive online movie ticketing solution available. We're energized with these successes, and look forward to maintaining MovieTickets.com's exceptional growth."

On any given weekend, MovieTickets.com represents more than 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America. Over the past year the company has significantly increased its international presence, offering advance movie ticketing services in Argentina, Aruba, Bermuda, and Curacao.  MovieTickets.com is also the leading online movie ticketing provider in Canada; it's the only service with ticketing available in all 10 provinces, covering two-thirds of all movie theater screens in Canada.

For a complete list of the MovieTickets.com Exhibitors, please visit: www.movietickets.com/200strong

For more information or to speak with a MovieTickets.com representative, contact Formula at (310) 578-7050 or via e-mail at casey@formulapr.com .

About MovieTickets.com

MovieTickets.com ( www.movietickets.com), the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, offers moviegoers a destination for movie news, reviews and trailers as well as a convenient way to buy movie tickets in advance. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States, as well as in Canada at MovieTickets.ca; in the U.K. at MovieTickets.co.uk; in Ireland at MovieTickets.ie; in Argentina at MovieTickets.com.ar; from any Internet-enabled wireless device at mobile.movietickets.com; and from any phone at 877-789-MOVIE. Formed in 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp. (NASDAQ: HOLL), National Amusements, Cineplex Entertainment, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and Time Warner, and leverages the collective theater chain expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend. The MovieTickets.com theater chain group, which includes 200 theater chains, is about 10 times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.

SOURCE MovieTickets.com

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