MovieTowne introduces new cutting edge website and pioneers online Cinema ticketing in Trinidad and Tobago
As the leading innovator in the local cinema industry for the past thirteen years, MovieTowne continues to break new ground with leading edge technology featuring the launching of its brand new Website, its Buy Tickets Online Platform and its partnership with Ticktr, Trinidad and Tobago’s first mobile-based cinema ticket purchasing app. With these new services now available, MovieTowne fans everywhere can now enjoy an even more multifaceted, interactive movie-going experience loaded with an informative, convenient and constant flow of information in real time, at their fingertips.
Here’s a link to a Video for the launch
The new site features show times, advanced day schedules, voting for movies, kids’ movie selections, and social media movie sharing, all in stylish, customized formats. It also showcases the MovieTowne Mall at Invader’s Bay, with all of the stores, restaurants and bars featuring their menus, product offerings and all the great deals and specials on offer. Customers are constantly updated with a detailed calendar presenting all events and activities taking place at MovieTowne, whether it’s a live show at Fiesta Plaza, a movie premiere, a mall sale or a fun fair in their outdoor Carousel Park. There is also a separate section highlighting the exquisite Banquet and Conference Centre located on the third floor in Fiesta Plaza, allowing corporate and wedding clients to easily make their event bookings online.
From facilitating online applications for career opportunities to information on the latest business developments taking place at MovieTowne (such as the new MovieTowne San Fernando and Guyana projects and the highly anticipated Streets of the World project), the corporate section of the site offers a wealth of resources. It provides the booking of events and business promotions at any of their event spaces, as well as advertising opportunities on their twenty two big screens at their three locations.
Another pioneering milestone revealed by MovieTowne with the recent new website launch was their Buy Tickets Online platform, offering customers the ultimate convenience of buying movie tickets online from their homes, office or anywhere. This online e-commerce ticket service is the first of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean and it offers their MovieTowne customers the exclusive option of using their local or international credit card to buy tickets from their new website www.movietowne.com. All customers have to do is visit their site, select their movie request, make a booking for their tickets, enter their credit card information and once the transaction is approved, they simply pick up their movie tickets when they visit MovieTowne at the redemption station by scanning either their print-at-home bar code confirmation or their email confirmation from their mobile phone.
First Citizens C.E.O. Ms. Karen Darbasie uses the self-serve Redemption Kiosk to redeem the first online movie ticket purchased in the presence of MovieTowne’s Chairman Mr. Derek Chin at the company’s flagship Port of Spain location.
Another new initiative on offer is MovieTowne’s collaboration with Ticktr, a local based mobile app company that developed a solution for movie customers to purchase movie tickets instantly on their Android or Apple mobile phones. This project was a first for Ticktr, MovieTowne and their partner bank First Citizens and for Trinidad and Tobago, to offer citizens the ability to purchase movie tickets on their mobile phones by using their credit card. First Citizen’s CEO Ms. Karen Darbasie commented “First Citizens stands true to its promise of delivering “firsts” to the country, we are proud to be a part of this new innovation with MovieTowne and Ticktr to facilitate the first financial mobile application and online ticketing platform, to allow e-commerce transactions on your mobile phone and on your computer devices.”
Thousands of MovieTowne fans nationwide have already begun using these new high tech services to purchase MovieTowne movie tickets from MovieTowne’s new website and the Ticktr mobile app. These services attach a convenience fee ranging between TT$5.00 and TT$6.45 per ticket required by the third party solution providers to facilitate the processing of the transaction. Also, customers now subscribing to the new website, www.movietowne.com, and buying tickets online can now win Tablet Laptops and Phone Tablets, as MovieTowne invites everyone to be part of yet another of its pioneering innovations in the local cinema entertainment industry.
On the benefits of its new website and other cutting-edge innovations, MovieTowne’s Marketing Director, Louanna Borde commented, “The MovieTowne Website, Online Ticketing and the Ticktr mobile app are designed to be our online platforms, giving our customers interactive, useful tools to plan and access their entertainment all from one place. People are busier than ever these days and they want everything instantly, they want to plan their social outings without having to exert too much effort. The new, daily updated website and app offer them convenience with all of the features, innovations and content they need 24-7. The magic of MovieTowne is now only a click away”.