Hoyts Cinemas Partners with Movietickets.com Movie Ticketing Service

Fast and Easy Online Ticketing Service to be Available

To Hoyts' 926 Screens in the Northeast



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from MovieTickets.com

    BOSTON and BOCA RATON, Fla., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com
 today announced that Hoyts Cinema Corporation, a leading theater exhibitor in
 the Northeast United States, has joined the MovieTickets.com joint venture to
 provide online movie ticketing.  MovieTickets.com has been selling movie
 tickets online in the United States since late May, 2000.
     The announcement was made jointly by Terry Moriarty, Chief Financial
 Officer of Hoyts Cinema Corporation; as well as MovieTickets.com's founding
 corporate partners and Co-Chairmen, Mitchell Rubenstein, Chairman and CEO of
 Hollywood Media Corp. (NASDAQ:   HOLL); Peter Brown, Chairman and CEO of
 AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMEX:   AEN); and Shari E. Redstone, President of
 National Amusements.
     This initiative combines the theater circuits of Hoyts Cinemas
 Corporation, with 926 screens located in the New England states, New York,
 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia; AMC
 Entertainment, North America's top-grossing theatrical exhibitor; National
 Amusements (Showcase Cinemas and Multiplex Cinemas), a major theatrical
 exhibitor in the U.S., England, Chile and Argentina, and the parent company of
 Viacom; Famous Players theaters, Canada's top grossing and fastest growing
 theatrical exhibitor; Marcus Theaters, one of the most profitable theater
 circuits in the U.S.; Muvico Theaters, a chain of state-of-the-art megaplex
 theaters; and 15 additional movie theater companies.
     "Hoyts Cinemas takes great pride in providing moviegoers with a quality
 viewing experience," said Terry Moriarty.  "The partnership with
 MovieTickets.com will extend the quality experience by providing consumers
 with the added convenience of purchasing tickets online in advance of going to
 the theater."
     "The addition of Hoyts Cinemas' 900 plus movie screens will enhance our
 national ticketing footprint and significantly expand our presence in the
 attractive Northeast corridor," said Mitchell Rubenstein.  "Through our deal
 announced last week with Moviefone and this deal with Hoyts,
 MovieTickets.com's online ticketing will soon be available for over 85% of
 movie screens, making MovieTickets.com the preeminent destination for online
 movie ticketing."
     Purchasing tickets online is simple.  Users click on www.MovieTickets.com,
 enter their postal code so they can find nearby theaters, select a movie and
 showtime, and buy their tickets with a credit card.  Then, they simply go to
 the theater's box office and pick up their tickets.  In addition, the company
 is currently rolling out at home ticket printing, which will further increase
 the convenience factor.
     MovieTickets.com employs the latest technology for maintaining data
 security and allows customers to register with the Web site to easily purchase
 movie tickets without entering credit card information every time.
 MovieTickets.com owns both the MovieTickets.com and MovieTicket.com URLs to
 ensure that moviegoers can easily locate the site.
     MovieTickets.com recently formed a strategic alliance with AOL whereby
 consumers will have national access to movie tickets on both Moviefone.com and
 Movietickets.com through one-click access to the other site's ticketing
 inventory.  Both sites will offer consumers online access to tickets for more
 than 85% of North America's movie screens that currently offer Internet
 ticketing capability.
     MovieTickets.com, Inc. also has an agreement with Viacom, Inc. whereby
 MovieTickets.com is receiving advertising across the full range of CBS media
 properties.
 
     About Hoyts Cinemas Corporation
     Hoyts Cinemas Corporation, a leading exhibitor in the Northeast
 United States, is a division of Hoyts Cinemas Ltd. based in Sydney, Australia.
 In addition to its US operations, Hoyts Cinemas Ltd. is the leading exhibitor
 in Australia and New Zealand and has significant operations in Mexico and
 South America.
 
     About MovieTickets.com
     MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between Hollywood Media Corp.,
 AMC Entertainment, National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theaters,
 Hoyts Cinemas and Viacom, offering the online sale of movie tickets with
 additional content to assist users with their movie-going plans.  Purchasing
 tickets online through MovieTickets.com couldn't be easier.
 MovieTickets.com's Quick Checkout service allows users to register with the
 site and buy tickets online by simply entering a name and password.  In
 addition to ticket sales, MovieTickets.com distinguishes itself by offering
 comprehensive information about current and future movie releases.
     Since Spring 2000, MovieTickets.com's ticket sales have exceeded one
 million tickets, offering consumers the ease and convenience of a virtual box
 office in their homes.  Additionally, MovieTickets.com has recently begun to
 offer moviegoers the ability to print purchased tickets at home, as well as
 email tickets to friends and family members.
 
     The matters discussed herein that are forward-looking statements are based
 on current management expectations that involve risks and uncertainties that
 may result in such expectations not being realized.  Potential risks and
 uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in
 Hollywood Media Corp.'s, AMC Entertainment Inc.'s and The Marcus Corporation's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE MovieTickets.com
    BOSTON and BOCA RATON, Fla., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com
 today announced that Hoyts Cinema Corporation, a leading theater exhibitor in
 the Northeast United States, has joined the MovieTickets.com joint venture to
 provide online movie ticketing.  MovieTickets.com has been selling movie
 tickets online in the United States since late May, 2000.
     The announcement was made jointly by Terry Moriarty, Chief Financial
 Officer of Hoyts Cinema Corporation; as well as MovieTickets.com's founding
 corporate partners and Co-Chairmen, Mitchell Rubenstein, Chairman and CEO of
 Hollywood Media Corp. (NASDAQ:   HOLL); Peter Brown, Chairman and CEO of
 AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMEX:   AEN); and Shari E. Redstone, President of
 National Amusements.
     This initiative combines the theater circuits of Hoyts Cinemas
 Corporation, with 926 screens located in the New England states, New York,
 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia; AMC
 Entertainment, North America's top-grossing theatrical exhibitor; National
 Amusements (Showcase Cinemas and Multiplex Cinemas), a major theatrical
 exhibitor in the U.S., England, Chile and Argentina, and the parent company of
 Viacom; Famous Players theaters, Canada's top grossing and fastest growing
 theatrical exhibitor; Marcus Theaters, one of the most profitable theater
 circuits in the U.S.; Muvico Theaters, a chain of state-of-the-art megaplex
 theaters; and 15 additional movie theater companies.
     "Hoyts Cinemas takes great pride in providing moviegoers with a quality
 viewing experience," said Terry Moriarty.  "The partnership with
 MovieTickets.com will extend the quality experience by providing consumers
 with the added convenience of purchasing tickets online in advance of going to
 the theater."
     "The addition of Hoyts Cinemas' 900 plus movie screens will enhance our
 national ticketing footprint and significantly expand our presence in the
 attractive Northeast corridor," said Mitchell Rubenstein.  "Through our deal
 announced last week with Moviefone and this deal with Hoyts,
 MovieTickets.com's online ticketing will soon be available for over 85% of
 movie screens, making MovieTickets.com the preeminent destination for online
 movie ticketing."
     Purchasing tickets online is simple.  Users click on www.MovieTickets.com,
 enter their postal code so they can find nearby theaters, select a movie and
 showtime, and buy their tickets with a credit card.  Then, they simply go to
 the theater's box office and pick up their tickets.  In addition, the company
 is currently rolling out at home ticket printing, which will further increase
 the convenience factor.
     MovieTickets.com employs the latest technology for maintaining data
 security and allows customers to register with the Web site to easily purchase
 movie tickets without entering credit card information every time.
 MovieTickets.com owns both the MovieTickets.com and MovieTicket.com URLs to
 ensure that moviegoers can easily locate the site.
     MovieTickets.com recently formed a strategic alliance with AOL whereby
 consumers will have national access to movie tickets on both Moviefone.com and
 Movietickets.com through one-click access to the other site's ticketing
 inventory.  Both sites will offer consumers online access to tickets for more
 than 85% of North America's movie screens that currently offer Internet
 ticketing capability.
     MovieTickets.com, Inc. also has an agreement with Viacom, Inc. whereby
 MovieTickets.com is receiving advertising across the full range of CBS media
 properties.
 
     About Hoyts Cinemas Corporation
     Hoyts Cinemas Corporation, a leading exhibitor in the Northeast
 United States, is a division of Hoyts Cinemas Ltd. based in Sydney, Australia.
 In addition to its US operations, Hoyts Cinemas Ltd. is the leading exhibitor
 in Australia and New Zealand and has significant operations in Mexico and
 South America.
 
     About MovieTickets.com
     MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between Hollywood Media Corp.,
 AMC Entertainment, National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theaters,
 Hoyts Cinemas and Viacom, offering the online sale of movie tickets with
 additional content to assist users with their movie-going plans.  Purchasing
 tickets online through MovieTickets.com couldn't be easier.
 MovieTickets.com's Quick Checkout service allows users to register with the
 site and buy tickets online by simply entering a name and password.  In
 addition to ticket sales, MovieTickets.com distinguishes itself by offering
 comprehensive information about current and future movie releases.
     Since Spring 2000, MovieTickets.com's ticket sales have exceeded one
 million tickets, offering consumers the ease and convenience of a virtual box
 office in their homes.  Additionally, MovieTickets.com has recently begun to
 offer moviegoers the ability to print purchased tickets at home, as well as
 email tickets to friends and family members.
 
     The matters discussed herein that are forward-looking statements are based
 on current management expectations that involve risks and uncertainties that
 may result in such expectations not being realized.  Potential risks and
 uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in
 Hollywood Media Corp.'s, AMC Entertainment Inc.'s and The Marcus Corporation's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  MovieTickets.com

RELATED LINKS

http://www.bige.com/corporate/wheel.html