LOS ANGELES - 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."