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2011-08-18 12:10:00

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...

2011-08-18 08:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rave Cinemas, LLC ("Rave") today announced that John F. Antioco, a Director of Rave and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blockbuster Inc., will succeed Charles B. Moss, Jr. as Rave's Chairman. Mr. Moss will remain as the second-largest investor in the company and a member of the board of directors. The leadership change will take place at the meeting of the board of directors on September 19, 2011. In a statement, TowerBrook...

2011-06-14 09:01:00

NORWOOD, Mass., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the summer blockbuster season, National Amusements, Inc., has launched the "Showcase Ultimate Film Fan" contest. The contest will award a full season pass, good for unlimited movies for two admissions for a whole year, and a $100 Showcase gift card. Fans must submit a video on the Showcase Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/ShowcaseUS) explaining why they are the "Ultimate Film Fan". Video submissions will be accepted from...

2011-06-07 10:26:00

NORWOOD, Mass., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, today announced its annual summer reading program will continue this year with fun rewards to encourage children to read throughout the summer. Bookworm Wednesdays is a six-week program that advocates literacy by offering free admission to a select family film every Wednesday at 10 a.m. when children present a book report at a participating theatre box office....

2011-06-06 11:06:00

MOSCOW, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Star Media, Russia's most profitable theater chain which operates under the name Kinostar de Lux, was acquired last week by Cinema Park, the largest Russian cinema chain, a member of the ProfMedia group. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/NE14621) Chairman Shari Redstone and CEO Paul Heth together with investment banker Charlie Ryan of UFG Private Equity of Russia purchased Rising Star Media in 2009 from National Amusements, a...

2011-05-18 16:20:00

NORWOOD, Mass., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, today announced the opening of its Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill luxury theatre in Yonkers, New York. Featuring the highest quality in movie projection technology with Sony 4K and RealD 3D, the theatre will bring all of the latest movie releases to the amenity-rich location. The theatre opens for business on Friday, May 20. Yonkers Mayor Philip A....

2011-02-22 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, today announced the sponsorship of one of the best-known professional vert skateboarders, Andy Macdonald, who holds the record for the most X Games medals and has won the World Cup Skateboarding competition eight times. As part of the relationship, the MovieTickets.com logo will receive prominent placement on Andy's helmet and skateboard, and he'll also provide support for the...

2011-02-15 08:08:00

NORWOOD, Mass., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, has unveiled its new mobile application for iPhone® and Blackberry®, making it the first cinema chain in the Northeast to offer a dedicated smartphone app to its customers. The app allows users to instantly locate their nearest theater using GPS and securely purchase tickets to any National Amusements theater in the United...

2011-02-15 07:30:00

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,...


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