Boca Raton, FL July 16, 2015 - MovieTickets.com, the leading global provider of remote movie ticketing, announced that it has entered into a multi-year deal with the Cinema Buying Group (CBG), an independent theater consortium administered by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), to offer its services across CBG's network of theatres. In doing so, MovieTickets.com will be the exclusive ticketing company to offer the CBG members a platform through which patrons can browse movie show times and purchase tickets in advance. The announcement was made today by Bill Campbell, NATO/CBG's Managing Director, and Joel Cohen, CEO of MovieTickets.com.
The Cinema Buying Group represents over 7,000 screens in the United States and Canada. A significant number of their independent theaters do not currently have online or mobile advance ticket solutions in place. Through the agreement, these exhibitors have made a key technological commitment to extend the MovieTickets.com service to their customers looking to take advantage of the convenience of buying tickets to movies in advance.
"Since our formation, MovieTickets.com has taken great pride in its ability to work well with large, medium and small theater chains," said Cohen. "We are committed to the ongoing success of independent theaters, and commend the CBG on its leadership in the adoption of new technologies. We have tailored a suite of programs and services for their members and look forward to widespread adoption amongst their vast membership."
CBG's Bill Campbell said, "CBG's mission is to ensure a thriving community of independent exhibitors in the digital age. This deal with MovieTickets.com takes us a critical step forward in that mission."