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Internet Ticketing Coming Soon to Consolidated Theatres in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

(Charlotte, NC and Boca Raton, FL - April 8, 2002) – and Consolidated Theatres announced today that they have partnered to provide consumers with online movie ticketing for Consolidated Theatres megaplexes in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Today's announcement was made jointly by Herman Stone, President and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Theaters, and Mitchell Rubenstein, Co-Chief Executive Officer of

"Moviegoers can now easily purchase movie tickets online for Consolidated Theatres megaplexes," said Herman Stone. "By partnering with we have increased the convenience factor of going to the movies. We pride ourselves on providing consumers with first class service in state-of-the-art facilities. Online ticketing improves the entire movie-going experience."

"We are thrilled to partner with Consolidated Theatres in expanding our presence in the South Atlantic region," said Mitchell Rubenstein. "Demand for online ticketing is on the rise and theatre chains are increasingly offering consumers the flexibility of buying movie tickets in advance of going to the theatre." offers moviegoers the ability to print purchased tickets at home, as well as email tickets to friends and family members. Additionally, consumers can purchase tickets online without entering credit card information every time via's Quick Checkout service, which allows users to register with the site and buy tickets online by simply entering an email address and password. also offers comprehensive information about current and future movie releases.

About Consolidated Theatres
Founded in 1990, Consolidated Theatres is a privately held regional theatre circuit, based in Charlotte, NC, with 16 theatre locations including 222 screens in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

About is a joint venture between Hollywood Media Corp. (Nasdaq: HOLL), AMC Entertainment (AMEX: AEN), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Hoyts Cinemas and Viacom (NYSE: VIA), offering the online sale of movie tickets with additional content to assist users with their movie-going plans.

The matters discussed herein that are forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations that involve risks and uncertainties that may result in such expectations not being realized. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in Hollywood Media Corp.'s, AMC Entertainment Inc.'s and The Marcus Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kim Holt
Brainerd Communicators, Inc.
[email protected]

Aubrey Stone
Vice President Operations
Consolidated Theatres
[email protected]

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