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Moviefone’s iconic phone service is shutting down after 25 years

24
Feb
2014

If you call 777-FILM right now to try and order movie tickets, the greeting will be a warm bath of nostalgia for anyone who saw Titanic or Dumb and Dumber in theaters: Hello, and welcome to Moviefone! What comes next is a different, sadder voice, asking you to hang up the phone and download the Moviefone app instead. Thats because after 25 years, Moviefone is shutting down its phone lines in the next month. Andrew Jarecki, another Moviefone founder, told the New York Times that the phone numbers demise is primarily due to mismanagement from AOL, which bought Moviefone for $388 million in 1999.

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