BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, begins remote ticketing for Empire Theatres, Canada's second largest film exhibition company with 53 locations and 438 screens.
Online ticketing for Empire Theatres begins in time for the chain to be a part of the MovieTickets.com campaign for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. MovieTickets.com began online sales for the highly anticipated film at 12:01 a.m. EDT on October 1st which to date is outpacing sales of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 with over 27% more tickets sold at the same point in each film's sales cycle. The highly anticipated fifth installment in Summit Entertainment's mega-grossing Twilight Saga franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 comes to theatres in North America at 10 p.m. on November 15, 2012 at many local theaters and will then be released across North America and around the world via multiple show times on November 16, 2012.
MovieTickets.com represents 257 movie theater chains worldwide. The addition of Empire Theatres solidifies MovieTickets.com's position as the leading online movie ticketing provider in Canada. The site, which also operates under the MovieTickets.ca brand in Canada, is designed with both English and French Canadian versions to accommodate the language preferences of moviegoers throughout the provinces. The increased services in Canada continues MovieTickets.com's international expansion, with the company's ticketing services available in all 10 provinces and covering two-thirds of all theater screens in Canada.
Joel Cohen, CEO of MovieTickets.com, stated, "We've solidified our presence in Canada and the launch of Empire Theatres could not be timed better with the availability of advance ticketing for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, allowing Canadian moviegoers the ability to easily secure tickets for the film when it releases in November."
"We are thrilled to partner with MovieTickets.com to give moviegoers even more access to Empire Theatres' showtimes and online ticket purchases beyond what we offer on empiretheatres.com," said Dean Leland, Vice President of Studio and Media Relations, Empire Theatres.
To celebrate the upcoming release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, MovieTickets.com is holding a sweepstakes that will award the grand prize winner with one pair of tickets to attend the film's world premiere at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre, as well as roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations. Moviegoers can enter to win simply by purchasing their advance tickets through MovieTickets.com starting October 1. More details can be found at www.movietickets.com.
MovieTickets.com is the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing offering moviegoers a quick and convenient way to purchase tickets online, via mobile device, and at 877-789-MOVIE. The company currently enables remote ticketing for consumers across 19 countries/territories including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean. The MovieTickets.com theater group includes 257 theater chains, which is about 10 times the number of chains of its nearest competitor. Fans can stay connected with MovieTickets.com through Facebook (facebook.com/MovieTicketscom), Twitter (twitter.com/movietickets) and YouTube (youtube.com/MovieTicketsTrailers).
About Empire Theatres
Empire Theatres Limited is a Canada-wide movie exhibition company providing an exciting out-of-home entertainment experience including traditional movie exhibition as well as other content using its digital and satellite capabilities. Empire Theatres Limited is a 100 percent owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited that owns and operates 53 theatres across Canada with 438 screens, including seven IMAX auditoriums and five Empire Extra auditoriums. Empire Theatres Limited's corporate headquarters are located in Stellarton, NS, with regional offices in Halifax, NS; Toronto, ON; and Calgary, AB. With approximately 2,500 employees, Empire Theatres provides excellent employment opportunities for the youth of Canada in an exciting and energetic industry.