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AMC Entertainment, Inc.
With more than 350 theaters and 5,000 screens, AMC is one of the largest cinema chains in the world. Most of AMC’s theaters are located in the U.S. and Canada, although the company also has cinemas in France, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Hong Kong. Use the website to find movies and showtimes, buy tickets, purchase an AMC gift card, or find out about hosting a meeting at a theater.
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This cinema chain focuses on communities with a population of 100,000 or less. Visit its site to see current and coming attractions and special events, buy tickets and gift certificates, or enter a contest.
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Cinemark has more than 3,600 screens in the United States and another 1,000-plus screens in 12 countries. Its website lets you find movies and showtimes near you, sign up to receive local showtimes by email, buy tickets and gift cards, and learn about scheduling a private event, such as a business meeting or birthday party. The site has links to CinéArts (art and independent films), IMAX, and digital and 3D locations.
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Fandango lets you find local movies and showtimes, and then buy tickets online. Choose a movie and type in your ZIP code, or just submit your ZIP code to see a selection of what’s playing near you. Then use a credit card to buy tickets. There’s lots more on the site besides ticketing: Play games, watch movie trailers, read reviews and the site’s blog, and learn more about your favorite movie or actor.
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Much more than a place to find out when movies are playing and buy tickets (although of course you can do that), Hollywood.com covers all things Hollywood. Here you’ll find movie news and celebrity bios, interviews, and gossip. You’ll also find trailers, DVD and TV info, forums, contests, and fan sites. When you search for a movie, you get a ton of results: information about the movie, but also the trailer, clips, still photos, reviews, and so on. You can create an account, which gives you your own page on the site; keep a blog; connect with other fans; review films; and participate in the forums. A great site for movie lovers.
LinkedIn: Hollywood (Company)
IMAX films take your movie-watching experience to the next level, with huge images in high-definition and digital surround sound. And with IMAX 3D, images appear to leap right off the screen. This site lists current IMAX films and the theaters showing them. To get the latest IMAX news, sign up for the free eNewsletter or have updates sent to your mobile phone.
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Movies, showtimes, tickets, and a bunch of other fun stuff. Moviefone covers movie news, DVD releases, and celebrity fashion and gossip. You can watch trailers and check out special features such as best and worst lists, glimpses behind the scenes, and quizzes and trivia.
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Find a movie near you and then buy tickets. Sign up for a free account if you want to create a list of your favorite theaters, customize the site, and get a weekly newsletter and special offers in your email inbox.
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NCM Fathom Events
If you’re interested in special events that go beyond the usual Saturday-night flicks, check out this site. From concerts to sports to one-time live events to simulcasts of Metropolitan Opera performances, Fathom Events lists upcoming events and helps you find a participating theater near you. Sign up for email event alerts and buy tickets in advance.
LinkedIn: NCM Fathom (Company)
Regal Entertainment Group
The largest theater chain in the United States, Regal hosted 242 million moviegoers in 2007. Besides providing tools to find a theater and buy tickets, its website spotlights a current movie and has links to IMAX, Regal Cinema Art, and digital 3D theaters. You can also join the Regal Crown Club, which lets you earn free snacks and movies by presenting your card when you visit a Regal Cinema.
Facebook: The Official Page of Regal Entertainment Group (Page)
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