Moviefone announced at CinemaCon 2023 deals to add showtimes and direct ticket links for the following leading movie theater exhibitors: CMX Cinemas, Santikos Entertainment, IPIC Theaters, National Amusements’ Showcase Cinemas and Cinema Labs.
CMX Cinemas is currently one of the ten largest circuits in the United States, operating 322 screens at 29 locations in seven states. Boston area based National Amusements operates 298 screens at 23 locations in multiple states. Santikos Entertainment, based in San Antonio, operates 121 screens at ten locations. Boca Raton based IPICS, operates 13 theaters in eight states from coast to coast.
These new deals will allow movie fans to go directly from Moviefone Media platforms to showtimes and ticketing at theaters throughout the country, enabling a seamless transition to ticketing and fulfillment. This affiliate relationship is based on the premise that movies are meant to be seen in theaters. They join AMC Theatres and Cinemark Theatres, as well as previous circuits announced at ShowEast: B&B Theatres, Studio Movie Grill, Maya Cinemas, D’Place Entertainment and Texas Theatre.
Moviefone was acquired by its chief executive officer Cleveland O’Neal III in 2020 to complement his nationally syndicated TV brand, Made In Hollywood. Moviefone’s exclusive movie content also appears on Screenvision’s full Front + Center network on 14,000 theater screens nationwide.
Cleveland O’Neal III, the chief executive officer of Moviefone Media stated, “The addition of these terrific, geographically diverse circuits enhances the ability of our multi-media network to refer our viewer, browser, fan or follower to purchase on the exhibitors’ platform. Exhibitors are tremendous marketers for their brand, location, loyalty programs and more. We drive traffic to them and help in the acquisition of customers. We do not do the ticketing, they do. This completely simplifies the process and exemplifies the evolution of our legacy brand to a new win-win partnership with exhibitors.”