MovieTickets.com Teams Up with foursquare to Power the Mobile Platform’s New ‘Events’ Feature
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, has partnered with foursquare to provide the location-based mobile platform with movie information for the debut of its new “foursquare events” feature. The new feature makes the foursquare experience much richer allowing users the ability to not only check in but also share what movies they are seeing and engage with other attendees. Utilizing MovieTickets.com’s offerings, foursquare is able to add another dimension not just sharing movie showtimes and summaries, but providing users the ease of purchasing movie tickets by simply navigating to MovieTickets.com’s purchase page within the foursquare application.
“Foursquare events” will be available in the foursquare iPhone application beginning today, and will be coming to other platforms soon.
Joel Cohen, CEO of MovieTickets.com, said, “It is a privilege to work with a leading site like foursquare to provide its users with a way to easily research movies. We take great pride in MovieTickets.com’s accessibility to provide moviegoers with an efficient way to purchase tickets and look forward to sharing our platform with a greater audience through this partnership.”
In addition to partnering with MovieTickets.com, foursquare is also working with ESPN to provide users with sporting event details and information about games, as well as Songkick to provide concert details.
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 currently enables consumers across 17countries/territories, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean 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 includes 233 theater chains, which is about 10 times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.
Foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Meet up with friends, discover new places, and save money using your phone. Whether you’re setting off on a trip around the world, coordinating a night out with friends, or trying to pick the best dish at your local restaurant, foursquare is the perfect companion. For more information, visit http://foursquare.com.