LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, today announced a long term extension with Marcus Theatres Corporation. Since 2000, MovieTickets.com has been the exclusive online ticketing partner for the theater chain's 55 locations, consisting of 684 screens across major Midwest markets.
"Marcus Theatres plays a critical role in our coverage throughout the Midwest," said Joel Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, MovieTickets.com. "We are pleased to extend our partnership with Marcus Theatres and to remain fully committed to providing its audience with unparalleled movie ticketing services."
With the multi-year extension agreement, Marcus Theatres will continue to enjoy the high level of additional visibility MovieTickets.com provides through its extensive affiliate program, including some of the most highly trafficked sites on the Internet.
"MovieTickets.com is a great partner that continues to provide our audiences with innovative ways to purchase movie tickets in advance," said Bruce J. Olson, president of Marcus Theatres. "Bolstered by its extensive network of affiliates, MovieTickets.com has increased our online ticket sales by more than 100 percent in the past four years. When the time came to extend our agreement, it was an easy decision."
MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, offers moviegoers a quick and convenient way to purchase tickets, while serving as a top destination for movie news, reviews and trailers. The Company enables consumers across nine countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Aruba, Bermuda and Curacao to buy movie tickets online, from any mobile device or by phone at 877-789-MOVIE. Formed in 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp. (Nasdaq: HOLL), National Amusements, Cineplex Entertainment, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and Time Warner. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents more than 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend. The MovieTickets.com theater chain group, which includes 219 theater chains, is about 10 times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.
About Marcus Theatres
Marcus Theatres, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), is the sixth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 684 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio, and one family entertainment center in Wisconsin. For more information, visit the Marcus Theatres website at www.marcustheatres.com.