Forges Partnership With MTV Networks to Provide

                     Online Movie 
                          Ticketing Services and Launch New Movie Sections Featuring the 
  LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- has been selected to
provide online movie ticketing services for MTV Networks. Through the deal, and users will have access to the's ticketing
inventory which represents over 30 theater chains and more than half of the
top-grossing screens in North America, including most of the highest
performers nationwide. The online ticketing service via
debuts today with the launch of  The service debuts
on when the site opens its own movies section on Tuesday, December 7
at will launch the service during the first
half of 2005. 
"We are very pleased that MTV Networks has selected to
both provide their audience with our premium online movie ticketing service
and to play a vital role in developing and supporting the launch of their new
movie content offering. Their audience now has access to the nation's best
ticketing inventory," said Mitch Rubenstein, Co-CEO, 
"Adding the preeminent online movie ticketing service of
to and will enhance our visitors' overall enjoyment of our new
movie areas," said Jason Hirschhorn, Senior Vice President, Digital Music and
Media, MTV Networks.  "Now our visitors can connect with leading movie
ticketing inventory within a co-branded environment." ticketing services will enable visitors to and to buy movie tickets. ticketing and data
will be available from and's newly launched Movies section
where users will have seamless access to advance tickets via a co-branded
site. Ticket buyers who search for movies and showtimes can purchase tickets
for screens affiliated with the service, which represents
several of the largest exhibitors in the nation. 
MTV Networks joins's prominent affiliate program which
includes some of the most highly trafficked sites on the Web and covers a
significant percentage of the Internet population, including AOL Moviefone,
MSN, Earthlink,,, the Excite Network, Lycos, and a host
of other web sites. is also a preferred provider for many of
the nation's largest phone and mobile carriers. 
Recently, assumed all of AOL Moviefone's exhibitors,
making them the most powerful ticketing provider in the category. Exhibitors
also include the recent addition of Pacific Theatres, which signed on to offer
its tickets on Pacific maintains nearly 400 movie screens
throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and Hawaii. theater partners are among the strongest industry leaders
nationwide.'s average screens per theater are 11 versus the
industry average of six, and more than 50 percent of's
exhibitors' theaters are 14 to 30-plex, stadium seated mega-plexes. exhibitors currently include AMC Theatres, Consolidated
Theatres, Crown Theatres, Famous Players, Hoyts Cinemas, Krikorian Premiere
Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Metropolitan Theatres, National Amusements, Pacific
Theatres, Rave Motion Pictures, Ritz Theatres, Sayville Theatre, Spotlight
Theatres, Baederwood Movie Theatre Co., the Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., the
Narberth Theatre, and Cinemagic Movies. 
Exhibitors that are being transitioned to, pursuant to
the Moviefone agreement include: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cinema Four-Quad,
Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Dickinson Theatres, Entertainment Retail
(Hollywood Hits), Kew Gardens (Cobble Hill), KLM Theatres, Landmark Theatres,
Mann Theatres, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas), and Six West (Paris/NY
  About, the leading Internet movie ticketing service in terms of
technical performance, percentage representation of the highest grossing
theaters, and the number of movie theater exhibitors served when compared to
its nearest rival, provides consumers with the ease of a virtual box office
from the convenience of their home or office. Formed in Spring 2000, is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment (Amex: AEN),
Hollywood Media Corp. (Nasdaq: HOLL), National Amusements, Famous Players,
Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Hoyts Cinemas, Viacom (NYSE: VIA), and America
Online, and leverages the collective exhibitor expertise to deliver consumers
a premium movie ticketing experience. enables consumers to
buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States and Canada, and
in the U.K. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents
over 50% of the top 50 and over 50% of the top 100 grossing theaters in North
America on any given weekend. 
  About MTV Networks 
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services
MTV: Music Television, MTV2, mtvU, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1,
CMT: Country Music Television, and Spike TV, as well as The Digital Suite from
MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services, all of which are
trademarks of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks also operates and offers joint
ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming
can be seen worldwide.

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