KTLA 5 Morning News anchor Frank Buckley met T-ball coach Gordon Ho a decade ago in Beeman Park. They were complaining about the high price of taking the family to the movies even then.
Today, Buckley's son is 16, and movie prices are higher.
The two Studio City dads have launched MyMovieDeals.com which they're hoping to make moviegoing affordable for everyone.
"We launched our beta site and we're offering our first deal this week with Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful at the AMC Theatres at the Burbank Town Center," Buckley said.
It's a real grassroots effort at the moment, in cooperation with the studios, AMC, restaurant partners and the Burbank Town Center.
The website MyMovieDeals.com shows how you can see the movie Oz The Great and Powerful opening Friday, of two $25 that includes:
* 2 movie tickets to any showing of Oz The Great and Powerful (for any showing at AMC Burbank 6, 8 or 16)
* 1 small popcorn for the AMC Theatres (which you can upgrade to a medium for just a $1)
* 1 “meal deal” at either Chevys Fresh Mex or Wahoo’s Fish Taco (Burbank Town Center location only)
The “meal deal” includes either a free entrée up to $12 when you buy one at Chevys Fresh Mex or a $10 gift certificate when you buy at $10 gift card at Wahoo’s Fish Taco.
Moviegoers who buy those items on their own would pay up to $43 but at MyMovieDeals.com, it’s available for only $25.
What’s the catch?
There are only a limited number of these deals available. But that’s it. There are no memberships to purchase or clubs to join. Moviegoers simply browse the exclusive offerings at MyMovieDeals.com, provide an email address if they want to make a purchase, and then make a secure purchase with their credit cards at MyMovieDeals.com.
How are they able to offer you this incredible deal and the others to come?
At MyMovieDeals.com, the motto is: “Get MORE from your movie ticket!,” and the partners see the value in providing moviegoers with incentives to see movies the way they were intended to be seen—on a big screen in the comfort of your local cinema with a community of fellow moviegoers. Through partnerships with Disney (and other studios), the AMC Theatres, Wahoo’s Fish Taco and Chevys Fresh Mex, and the Burbank Town Center, they’re creating great moviegoing experiences starting this week.
MyMovieDeals.com was co-founded by Buckley, of the KTLA 5 Morning News, and by Ho, former Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing, Content and Business Development at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
“MyMovieDeals is a way to make moviegoing affordable and fun,” said Buckley. “Folks can use MyMovieDeals.com for date nights, group outings with friends, or with their families. This is a way for people to enjoy great movies in great movie theaters.”
Ho said, “Our partners in the movie and exhibition industries are encouraging us to create these positive experiences and they’re providing incentives like free popcorn, prize packages and ‘movie and a meal’ values for people who sign up at MyMovieDeals.com."
Ho added, “We hope our fellow Studio City residents will check us out and enjoy movies while supporting the movie industry.”
Find out more by clicking here: MyMovieDeals.com