LOS ANGELES, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, announced a multi-year agreement to exclusively provide online movie ticketing for IMDb. In connection with the agreement, West World Media will be the exclusive provider of movie showtimes on IMDb.
Under the terms of the agreement, ticket buyers searching for movies and movie showtimes on IMDb.com are now able to purchase tickets via a co-branded site for theaters affiliated with the MovieTickets.com service. This provides moviegoers with immediate access to the MovieTickets.com network of theaters. MovieTickets.com represents several of the largest exhibitors in the nation and 195 theater chains in numerous countries worldwide.
"IMDb is one of the most recognized brands on the Internet, especially among movie enthusiasts. We are excited to be working with a destination that services such a tremendous audience," said Joel Cohen, CEO, MovieTickets.com. "We've experienced continued growth in recent years within our affiliate network, and the addition of IMDb will greatly expand the ticketing opportunities and visibility for our exhibitor partners and their inventory that MovieTickets.com represents."
"IMDb is committed to providing our users with comprehensive showtime listings and unparalleled movie ticketing functionality," said Reed O'Beirne, IMDb business development. "We are so pleased to work with West World Media and MovieTickets.com to help IMDb users discover movie showtime information and purchase tickets online."
MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, offers moviegoers a destination for movie news, reviews and trailers as well as a convenient way to buy movie tickets in advance. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States, as well as in Canada at MovieTickets.ca; in the U.K. at MovieTickets.co.uk; in Ireland at MovieTickets.ie; in Argentina at MovieTickets.com.ar; from any Internet-enabled wireless device at mobile.movietickets.com; and from any 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, and leverages the collective theater chain expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend. The MovieTickets.com theater chain group, which includes 195 theater chains, is about eight times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.