LAS VEGAS - MovieTickets.com today announced at ShoWest it will provide online movie ticketing services for its 150th theater chain - a milestone partnership for the company, which now represents seven times as many exhibitors as its nearest competitor.
Providing advance ticketing services to 150 theaters chains, MovieTickets.com - the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing - represents over 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend and continues to expand the growing popularity and visibility of its service.
In reaching the milestone, the site is also reporting record year-to-date numbers for ticket sales and site traffic as it nears the 100-million-tickets-sold threshold.
"This is a landmark accomplishment for MovieTickets.com. To reach 150 exhibitors and for us to be on pace for a record-breaking 2009 really speaks to the recession-proof nature of movie-going and the strength of the services we provide," said Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager, MovieTickets.com. "We look forward to continued growth domestically and abroad."
In just the past two quarters, MovieTickets.com has added 15 exhibitors, and over 1,000 screens. Notable exhibitor additions with 100-plus screens include Southern Theaters, Frank Theaters, Flagship Cinemas, NCG Cinemas and Muvico Theaters.