BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, has raised its global screen count to 17,300 after finalizing a deal with Cinepolis, the leading movie theater exhibitor in Latin America and fourth largest theater chain in the world. Through the alliance, Cinepolis becomes a tent pole partner in the MovieTickets.com line-up of international exhibitors, providing an audience of over 100 million moviegoers in this region with premiere online movie ticketing access. The announcement was made today by Joel Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of MovieTickets.com, and Luis Villavicencio, Brand Director of Cinepolis.
"Partnering with Cinepolis plays a significant role in the growth of MovieTickets.com on both a regional and global level," said Cohen. "Given the sheer size and quality of Cinepolis' theatres and reach, together we have an incredible opportunity to service moviegoers with the benefits of online ticketing and movie information. This is a milestone in the development of our international strategy and we couldn't be more pleased to partner with an exhibitor of this stature in this significant part of the world."
Cinepolis is both the largest theater chain in Mexico with 275 theaters across 95 cities, and the leading exhibitor in Latin America. Now with the MovieTickets.com service, moviegoers in Mexico will be able to purchase advance movie tickets online at movietickets.com.mx or cinepolis.com. Cinepolis currently operates theaters throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Honduras, Brazil and India, with plans for expansion into additional countries."MovieTickets.com will increase our ability to sell online," said Villavicencio. "For Cinepolis, state-of-the-art tools are the base of our leading ticket sales. Specifically in order to continue innovating for our attendees' benefit, we have been using telephone and Internet platforms. The alliance with MovieTickets.com will allow us to draw an even closer relationship with our more than 100 million consumers."