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Now You Can Buy Movie Tickets Through Your Xbox 360

Now You Can Buy Movie Tickets Through Your Xbox 360

Before long, you won't actually need to interact with human beings for anything. You can order groceries online, you can pay your phone bill on your phone, and now you can even order movie tickets through your Xbox 360. That's right, through your Xbox 360. It's a little strange to think about, and it may shock you at first, but it's not that far-fetched when you consider all of the other things you can also do now with game consoles.

As the first gaming console to offer Netflix streaming, Microsoft's Xbox 360 is now the first to offer movie ticket purchasing via MovieTickets.com. Xbox LIVE members in the U.S. are now able to make mobile movie ticket purchases through a text-in or a Microsoft Tag viewed in movie studio advertisements. All you need to do it click on a feature film's advertisement on Xbox LIVE, and then a user can can download and interact with relevant movie content. In addition, they can now activate a Microsoft Tag via their mobile phone which will direct the consumer to a co-branded website to purchase tickets through all domestic MovieTickets.com theater partners, which includes several of the largest exhibitors in the U.S.

So, to recap: your Xbox 360 can now tell you about movies, help you buy theater tickets and then allow you to watch it against once it's available via Netflix or on the Xbox LIVE video store. Not too bad Microsoft, not too bad.


MovieTickets.com to Provide Online Movie Ticketing Through Xbox 360
 
New service allows purchase of movie tickets through movie studio's ads on Xbox LIVE

LOS ANGELES, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, today announced that the company has been selected as the first to provide an online movie ticketing solution through the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system by integrating new technology into movie studio experiences on Xbox LIVE. The agreement marks another major entertainment brand joining MovieTickets.com and further increasing the company's consumer brand awareness.

Xbox LIVE members in the U.S. are now able to make mobile movie ticket purchases through a text-in or a Microsoft Tag viewed in movie studio advertisements. By clicking on a feature film's advertisement on Xbox LIVE, a user can download and interact with relevant movie content. In addition, they can now activate a Microsoft Tag via their mobile phone which will direct the consumer to a co-branded website to purchase tickets through all domestic MovieTickets.com theater partners, which includes several of the largest exhibitors in the U.S.

"Working with Microsoft and the Xbox brand exposes MovieTickets.com to an entertainment-driven audience, providing the perfect opportunity to engage like-minded users with our online movie ticketing solutions," said Joel Cohen, CEO, MovieTickets.com. "We're excited to be the first company allowing users the opportunity to interact with a movie advertising experience on Xbox LIVE and easily convert it into an online ticket purchase via their mobile device."

"The agreement with MovieTickets.com provides Microsoft and movie studios another unique way to drive awareness and ticket sales through Xbox LIVE," said Mark Kroese, general manager for the Advertising Business Group at Microsoft. "Not only that, it provides for a great consumer experience."

For a complete list of the MovieTickets.com Exhibitors, please visit: www.movietickets.com/200strong. 
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Whats the point of this? I would rather hop on my computer to order it :).

"So, to recap: your Xbox 360 can now tell you about movies, help you buy theater tickets and then allow you to watch it against once it's available via Netflix or on the Xbox LIVE video store. Not too bad Microsoft, not too bad." (Needs some proofreading :D)

What does this mean? you buy the tickets and go to the movies then when its released via netflix, you get to watch again free?

"Before long, you won't actually need to interact with human beings for anything."

That sounds lonely :( lol

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I agree with Inspector, I rather go onto the computer to buy movie tickets rather then use a convoluted method on the Xbox 360.

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yea I really don't see the point of this.... lol it's not like people are GLUED to their 360 and just can't tear themselves away to check out some movie tickets lol

I just buy my tickets at the theatre lol

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Well, it doesn't offer that much more convenience than ordering online, but it's not that bad. If you're logged into Xbox Live, you don't need to login again to purchase anything from it since your credit card information is already tied to it. So if you're lounging around playing a game or something and suddenly decide to buy movie tickets, it's pretty convenient to just hop around in some menus and buy the tickets instead of getting up, going to the PC, opening, the website and logging. Admittedly lazy, but it's not a bad idea.

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I prefer the human interaction myself.

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I only buy tickets online in advance if i think the tickets will be sold out when i get there :). plus you don't have to wait in line! :D

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The last time I went to the movies there were more people lined up at the ticket machines than at the human manned ticket counter. That's just sad.

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lol... what the hell... friggin spam.... copied my comment and add it's own little thing to it...

Cheap trick...

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