Kinepolis Group takes the lead with Passbook

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Kinepolis announces today that it will issue its cinema tickets through Passbook, Apple's mobile wallet app, which will be launched on the 19th of September. Passbook is part of iOS6, the new version of Apple's mobile operating system.

Apple iPhone users in Belgium, France and Spain can use Passbook as soon as it's launched when visiting their favourite Kinepolis cinema theatres.

In so doing Kinepolis once again takes the lead in the international cinema industry when it comes to innovation.

Passbook is an Apple initiative and allows users to digitally store all their tickets, membership cards, customer loyalty cards and discount vouchers with one app in one place on their iPhone.

After a transaction via (Belgium), (France) or (Spain) you store your ticket in Passbook by simply clicking the link in the confirmation e-mail. Before your cinema visit you call up the digital barcode in Passbook and scan it to get into the cinema theatre. Passbook is time and place sensitive, meaning tickets will automatically appear at the appropriate time and place. You will no longer have to look for your ticket. 

Smartphone users no longer need a paper purchase confirmation to visit Kinepolis. They already receive an image file with a barcode in their mailbox. Now iPhone iOS6 users can also call up their ticket in Passbook.

Issuing Kinepolis tickets with the Passbook app is a logical step forward in the evolution from online ticketing to mobile ticketing. Soon you will also be able to purchase cinema tickets with a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone.

Earlier this year Kinepolis also launched its renewed website, as well as introducing several personalised iPhone, iPad and Android apps and a newsletter which presents films fans their preferred films and events in function of their favourite genre, actor, director, country of origin and other criteria.

About Kinepolis

Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management.

In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 50 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of the Canadian movie theatre group 'Landmark Cinemas' in December 2017, Kinepolis now also operates 44 cinemas in Canada.

In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 94 cinemas (43 of which it owns) worldwide, with a total of 822 screens and more than 180,000 seats. Including the acquired Canadian organization, Kinepolis now employs 3,750 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience.

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A. Van Troos,
Communication Manager

Kinepolis Group nv
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Kinepolis Group NV
Schelde 1
Moutstraat 132-146
B-9000 Gent

+32 9 241 00 00