OPEN ROAD FILMS, MOVIETICKETS.COM AND GOCOIN PARTNER FOR FIRST EVER BITCOIN FILM TICKETS PARTNERSHIP FOR UPCOMING NATIONWIDE RELEASE OF DOPE
Moviegoers can purchase tickets for DOPE using digital currency Bitcoin exclusively through MovieTickets.com
NEW YORK (June 15, 2015) – For the upcoming nationwide release of the highly anticipated comedy DOPE, Open Road Films has partnered with MovieTickets.com, and the leading international payment platform GoCoin to accept Bitcoin as payment when purchasing movie tickets at participating theaters. Thanks to the vision of social media agency PARTIQAL who brought the parties together, for the first time moviegoers will be able to utilize Bitcoin as an alternative payment option when purchasing tickets to the film, which opens in theaters everywhere this Friday, June 19, 2015.
GoCoin will provide a payment gateway on MovieTickets.com for over 900 of the approximately 2000 theaters across the US where DOPE will be playing. Starting June 15, 2015, moviegoers can buy tickets for DOPE using Bitcoin. Just as a customer would select other payment options, moviegoers paying with Bitcoin enjoy the simplicity of checkout without entering all of the information required with credit cards.
“DOPE is fresh, innovative and cutting edge. This partnership reflects all of those qualities of the movie,” stated Open Road Film’s Chief Marketing Officer Jason Cassidy. “Bitcoin is an integral part of DOPE and we could not be more excited to bring this unique new opportunity to moviegoers.”
Joel Cohen, CEO of MovieTickets.com, stated, “MovieTickets.com thrives on these types of opportunities. It’s cool, it’s original and we’re going above and beyond the common boundaries to drive ticket sales.”
“As a Los Angeles based company, GoCoin is targeting the entertainment verticals with specific payment solutions that remove friction for both the merchant and consumer,” said GoCoin’s Founder & CEO, Steve Beauregard. “Our goal is to create a one-stop payments and loyalty solution for merchants to streamline checkout and expand sales while protecting the consumer’s privacy.”
The recent addition of Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) to the MovieTickets.com network, which added 7,334 screens in 570 theatres, provides a significant boost for Bitcoin acceptance.
For expanded coverage of DOPE on MovieTickets.com visit http://www.movietickets.com/Dope.
A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Dope opens in theaters June 19, 2015.
MovieTickets.com is the leader in advance movie ticketing with 240 theater chains, representing over 28,000 screens worldwide in its group, offering moviegoers a quick and convenient way to purchase tickets online, via mobile devices and at 877-789-MOVIE. The company currently enables remote ticketing for consumers across 21 countries/territories including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. Fans can stay connected with MovieTickets.com through Facebook (facebook.com/MovieTicketscom), Twitter (twitter.com/movietickets) and YouTube (youtube.com/MovieTicketsTrailers).
GoCoin is the first checkout solution designed to accommodate bitcoin and other popular altcoins like litecoin and dogecoin. We give your customers the convenience of choice, and in turn, you can choose to keep the coins or instantly exchange them to your preferred currency.
Partiqal is a boutique content, social marketing and technology group, uniting creators, publishers and brands.
ABOUT OPEN ROAD FILMS
Open Road Films is a leading, independent, theatrical motion picture company, releasing a diverse slate of star-driven films which has included multiple #1 releases. It was founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition companies in the United States. Open Road and its lenders recently extended the company’s $100,000,000 credit facility through 2018.
Past releases include: Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which took the #1 spot at the box-office during its opening week and received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, along with a Golden Globe nomination – it was named one of the best films of 2014 by the AFI and National Board of Review and top critics nationwide; the hit film Chef, written by, directed by and starring Jon Favreau along with Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr.; The Nut Job, which opened to over $25 million at the box office as the highest ever opening for an independent animated film; The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, which opened #1 at the box office; End Of Watch, directed by David Ayer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, which opened #1 at the box office; Rosewater, written and directed by Jon Stewart; A Haunted House starring Marlon Wayans; and Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum.
Upcoming releases include: Dope (6/19/15), a critical hit and audience favorite comedy out of the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa; Rock The Kasbah (10/23/2015), starring Bill Murray along with Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Scott Caan, directed by Barry Levinson; Spotlight (11/6/15), directed by Thomas McCarthy, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and Brian d’Arcy James; Snowden (12/25/15), written and directed by Oliver Stone starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley; the comedy Fifty Shades Of Black (1/29/16) co-written by and starring Marlon Wayans; Triple Nine, a thriller directed by John Hillcoat starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. (3/4/16) and Sleepless Night starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan.