AOL Moviefone Packs the House for the One-Time Screening of TNT's Original Mini-Series The Mists of Avalon.Business/Entertainment Editors
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2001
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AOL Moviefone, the nation's largest movie guide and ticketing service, and Turner Network Television Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. (TNT TNT: see trinitrotoluene.
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Based on the best-selling novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook. , The Mists of Avalon is a new twist on the timeless legend of King Arthur, told through the eyes of the women who wielded power behind King Arthur's throne. The acclaimed novel has attracted an enormous legion of fans across the country.
To drive awareness among fans, the screening was promoted across various America Online brands, including Moviefone.com, Digital City, and CompuServe. Moviefone also promoted the screening to moviegoers via its 777-FILM phone number in New York. In addition, TNT offered a link to the Moviefone.com screening page on its Web site, www.TNT.tv.
"The Mists of Avalon promotion demonstrates not only the cross-marketing opportunities among AOL's entertainment properties, but also the significant impact of online movie marketing on filling theater seats," said Tommy McGloin, senior vice president and general manager, AOL Moviefone. "Marketing partnerships such as this enable Moviefone to offer free, exclusive movie screenings and promotions that are very popular with moviegoers everywhere."
The Mists of Avalon, the two-part TNT original miniseries, premieres on TNT on Sunday, July 15, at 8 p.m. and concludes on Monday, July 16, at 8 p.m.
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About AOL Moviefone
AOL Moviefone, a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of AOL Inc., is the leader in providing online, telephone and wireless movie listings, information, and ticketing to consumers anytime, anywhere. Through its online service Moviefone.com, its 777-FILM telephone service, and numerous wireless devices, including Sprint PCS phones, AT&T PocketNet, and Palm handheld computers, the company serves one in every five U.S. moviegoers each week with a complete, free directory of movies, showtimes, theater locations, the ability to purchase tickets, and other content of interest to moviegoers. AOL Moviefone is a part of the AOL Interactive Properties Group.