becomes Southern Theatres’ online ticketing partner

Mumbai: has expanded its exhibitor program by signing an exclusive online ticketing agreement with New Orleans-based Southern Theatres L.L.C., which became the 25th new exhibitor to join in 2008. currently boasts 135 participating theater chains.

Under the agreement, will offer online ticketing for all of Southern Theatre’s 18 locations and 268 screens. Southern Theatres operates The Grand Theatres and Amstar Cinemas, state-of-the-art multiplex stadium-seating movie theaters with locations across 15 DMAs including Houston, Orlando, Charlotte, N.C., and Greenville, S.C.

"Southern Theatres recognized the value, uniqueness, and superiority of our solution," said executive vice president and general manager Joel Cohen. "Over the years we’ve achieved substantial growth in our exhibitor program and will continue to focus on adding more high quality theater chains in the vital areas of the country."

"We are excited to be a part of the network and especially pleased to be creating a private label phone service to help improve service to our patrons," said Southern Theatres CEO George Solomon. "There are great opportunities with our partnership that will increase the convenience of ticket purchasing for our theatres."