Moviefone is an American-based movie listing and information service. Moviegoers can obtain local showtimes, theatre information, film reviews, or advance tickets. In 1989, Russ Leatherman, Rob Gukeisen, Andrew Jarecki, Pat Cardamone and Adam Slutsky launched the interactive telephone service, with initial service in New York City and Los Angeles. After gaining popularity, it later expanded across the United States and eventually adopted an online presence as Moviefone.com. In 1999, Moviefone was purchased by AOL for more than $400 million. In 2004, MovieTickets.com acquired outright the online arm of Moviefone.com, after having entered in a partnership in 2001 that crosslinked their ticketing offerings. Today, Moviefone continues as a service of AOL and remains a popular movie information guide in America, bringing movie information and advance tickets to nearly 20 million moviegoers every half-hour.