LOS ANGELES, CA -- MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the world's most powerful Internet movie-ticketing service, expanded its exhibitor program by signing an exclusive online ticketing agreement with New Orleans-based Southern Theatres L.L.C., which became the 25th new exhibitor to join MovieTickets.com in 2008. MovieTickets.com currently boasts 135 participating theater chains.
Under the agreement, MovieTickets.com will offer online ticketing for all of Southern Theatre's 18 locations and 268 screens. Southern Theatres operates The Grand Theatres and Amstar Cinemas, state-of-the-art multiplex stadium-seating movie theaters with locations across 15 DMAs including Houston, Orlando, Charlotte, N.C., and Greenville, S.C.
"Southern Theatres, a well known and highly respected circuit, recognized the value, uniqueness, and superiority of our solution," said Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager, MovieTickets.com. "Over the years we've achieved substantial growth in our exhibitor program and will continue to focus on adding more high quality theater chains in the vital areas of the country."
"We are excited to be a part of the MovieTickets.com network and especially pleased to be creating a private label phone service to help improve service to our patrons," said George Solomon, CEO of Southern Theatres. "There are great opportunities with our MovieTickets.com partnership that will increase the convenience of ticket purchasing for our theatres."