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Pratt graduate co-founded 500 Startups company offering movie ticket deals

Zachary Cancio, Pratt '09, who majored in electrical and computer engineering, is one of the co-founders of Dealflicks. The company, based in Los Angeles, partners with movie theaters to fill their empty seats by selling tickets for up to a 65 percent discount.

Mar 20, 2014 Read full article

Kevin Hong Lived In A Van To Grow Dealflicks From 3 Theaters To Almost 300

Back in June of 2012 I spoke with Sean Wycliffe about his company Dealflicks, what was then a brand new website that connected movie lovers with massively discounted tickets by teaming up with theaters who wanted to fill their empty seats.

Mar 17, 2014 Read full article

4 entrepreneurs, 2 vans: Dealflicks hits up movie theatres nationwide on third 'Man Van' trip

Theater prices have been quite a shock over the past few years with many top 3-D movies now charging close to $20 per person. This is where Los Angeles-based Dealflicks enters the picture.

Mar 12, 2014 Read full article

Hot startups across LA, Part 2: Downtown's Dealflicks

After realizing that movie theatres were 'a huge market with a big problem' of too many empty seats, co-founder Sean Wycliffe launched Dealflicks with his team in July 2012 to become the Priceline for movie tickets.

Dec 12, 2013 Read full article

YouTube Developers Live: Dealflicks

Learn how the YouTube API helps Dealflicks get you a deal on your next movie ticket.

June 12, 2013 Read full article

Startup hustle: Why two men decided to sleep together in a van for months on end

When Kevin Hong left his Wall Street job to become an entrepreneur, he didn't know it would mean living in his underpants in a van for months at a time.

May 13, 2013 Read full article

How to go to the movies for less

With dinner and a movie easily costing upwards of $70, the stereotypical date night has been priced out of many peoples' budgets. Indeed, it's natural to wonder whether cheap movie tickets are just a relic of days gone by.

May 10, 2013 Read full article

Dealflicks' net gain: Internet startup makes offers moviegoers can't refuse - discount tickets every day!

Imagine that an alert pops up on your phone, letting you know about a special promotion at a theatre near you. It's Tuesday evening, and you have nothing to do. Why not see a movie?

Mar 18, 2013 Read full article

Startup Dealflicks Offers Discounts for Movie Tickets, Concessions

With the cost of U.S. movie tickets rising, one startup is looking to revolutionize the market by allowing theatergoers to buy tickets for 30 percent to 60 percent off. And theater owners are beginning to buy in.

Mar 16, 2013 Read full article

Free App Friday: Dealflicks

There comes a time in one's life when they start to remember something as simple as the price of a movie ticket being significantly cheaper when they were young.

Mar 15, 2013 Read full article

Dealflicks iOS App brings movie deals to your pocket.

With the price of gas continually on the rise, things like a trip to the movie theater quickly become a luxury.

Mar 8, 2013 Read full article

Winning! Deverge and Dealflicks earn fame and fortune as the first two #WinSXSW finalists

Millions of startups (well, at least hundreds) hit Austin, Texas (gently, with love) at the same time (almost) trying desperately to get our attention (tough task) and eventually yours (even harder).

Mar 7, 2013 Read full article

Here Are 10 Standout Companies From The Fifth 500 Startups Demo Day

Early-stage VC fund 500 Startups today held the first of several demo day events for the fifth batch of startups graduating from its accelerator program. It was a fun event, with 32 high-energy founders pitching their companies to a room full of investors and tech press.

Feb 6, 2013 Read full article

An 'Unsexy' Start-Up Tries to Fill Movie Seats

Dealflicks has contracted with 62 movie theaters so far. First to sign on was the Gardena Cinema in Los Angeles County. Mr. Hong wooed its Korean owners by bringing them his mother's homemade pajun scallion pancakes.

November 28, 2012 Read full article

ConsumerWatch: Websites Offer Discounted Theater Tickets

A new Bay Area start-up is making it easier to save money on movie tickets. Dealflicks offers users discounts of between 15% to 37% on tickets at independent theaters all over the country.

November 16, 2012 Read full article

DealFlicks: Discount to Fill Empty Theater Seats

DealFlicks has partnered up with cinemas all over the United States to ensure that they sell the most tickets for each showing by offering discounted entry as the film nears its showing.

November 23, 2012 Read full article

Platform fills empty cinema seats through customer discounts

While Pogoseat is helping sports fans to pay a little extra to move into better seats otherwise left unused or unsold at live games, DealFlicks is combatting the same problem for cinemas, and at the same time offering film lovers lower priced tickets.

November 13, 2012 Read full article

Hotwire For Theaters Dealflicks Refocuses on Transparent Movie Discounts

Oakland, CA-based startup Dealflicks announced this week that it has been selected as one of the 33 companies to join the latest class of startup accelerator 500 Startups. The online platform aims to help movie theaters fill their empty seats by offering discounted tickets and concession combos ranging between 40-60 percent off.

November 2, 2012 Read full article

Dave McClure's 500 Startups Chooses 33 Companies For Its Fifth Accelerator Batch, Bets Big On International

Dealflicks - Offers movie tickets and concessions for up to 60 percent off, like Priceline or Hotwire for movie theaters

October 31, 2012 Read full article

MoviePass is not the only product aiming to boost movie attendance by discounting ticket prices.

DealFlicks, for example, an Oakland, Calif.-based startup, launched last April with an opaque Hotwire-Priceline type model: The customer agrees to a ticket price that's 40% to 60% off retail, but only finds out the exact theater and showtime after a nonrefundable payment has been collected.

October 2, 2012 Read full article

Dealflicks Start Up is Just the Movie Ticket

The Bay Area company says it can get you to the movies on the cheap.

July 26, 2012 Read full article

Start Up Offers Deals Garden Movie Goers

Business schools and textbooks have long promoted the concept of "win-win situations" ... Manager George Gohl of the Greenfield Garden Cinemas and Kevin Hong, co-founder of Dealflicks of Oakland, Calif., have begun collaboration they think will boost both organizations.

July 21, 2012 Read full article

Oakland Startup Dealflicks Tries to Fill Movie Seats Emptied

Sean Wycliffe does not know exactly how many empty seats there are on any given day in movie theaters. But if his Oakland-based startup DealFlicks is successful, whatever seats are empty will be filled.

July 16, 2012 Read full article

Web startup Dealflicks launches in Santa Cruz, hopes to bring youth back to the movies

Prospective savings should profit Santa Cruzans as soon as web-based startup Dealflicks and theaters Nickelodeon and Del Mar sew up their agreement, in upcoming weeks.

June 19, 2012 Read full article

Cool Startups - Dealflicks.com

Dealflicks aims to revolutionize the entertainment business by connecting movie theaters with movie enthusiasts, allowing theaters to sell empty seats at a discount, generally 40% to 60% off the regular ticket price. This way, movie theaters make money off what would otherwise have been a no-sale, and customers get to enjoy movies for less.

June 15, 2012 Read full article

Too Cheap For Movie Theaters? Dealflicks Is Set To Change That

So I'm pumped about Dealflicks, a startup that's currently operating in beta in Los Angeles. Dealflicks wants to connect movie theaters with customers, selling their empty seats for 40%-60% off the normal ticket price. Movie theaters get people in the seats and customers get to dish out less cash.

June 13, 2012 Read full article