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BY KAREN YOUNG co-founders Frank Buckley (right) with Gordon Ho (left) and lead developer Bryan Kimora (center) at Chevys last weekend. co-founders Frank Buckley (left) and Gordon Ho (right) with lead developer Bryan Kimura (center) at Chevys last weekend.

Studio City residents Frank Buckley and Gordon Ho  never imagined when they met ten years ago at Beeman Park where their sons played  t-ball that they would now be in business together in a venture separate from their respectively uber-successful careers.

Buckley, who is co-anchor of Los Angeles’ KTLA Morning News, and Ho, who heads his own consultancy firm, and is the former Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, have merged their vast talents and experience by co-founding MyMovieDeals.comwhich they launched this past week.

For their first venture, they partnered with the Burbank Town Center to provide moviegoers with a new way to see movies at Burbank’s AMC Theatres at a great price. Starting with Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful opening  tomorrow, March 8, moviegoers can purchase the “Movie & Meal Deal for 2 for 25 dollars.”

Included in the deal:

* 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 can be upgraded to a medium for just a dollar)

* 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 of equal or lesser value 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, it’s available for only $25.


See Oz The Great and Powerful when it premieres this weekend with

See Oz The Great and Powerful when it premieres this weekend with


There are only a limited number of these deals available. But that’s it! There are no memberships to purchase or clubs to join. Simply browse the exclusive offerings and provide an email address to make a secure credit card purchase at   The big plus is that if you want to go to the movies that day, just look on the site and get the deal in real time at your fingertips.


At, the motto is: “Get MORE from your movie ticket!”   They add “value” to the ticket.  In these times when going to a movie and dinner (and getting a babysitter, if neccessary) can be an expensive outing, they are  providing moviegoers with incentives to see movies on a big screen instead of waiting to watch films at home.

It's really a "no lose" deal.

It’s really a “no lose” deal.

For, it’s a community effort through partnerships. For this initial effort, that partnership is with Disney, the AMC Theatres, Wahoo’s Fish Taco and Chevys Fresh Mex, and the Burbank Town Center .  Future deals will include partnerships with other studios, restaurants, retail centers and more.

“This is a way to make moviegoing affordable and fun,”  said Buckley. “Folks can use 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.”

“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,” said Ho. “We hope the local community will check us out and enjoy movies while supporting the movie industry.”


While the big push is starting in Burbank, also has a few great local ticket discounts — Landmark Theaters (the West L.A. theater is my personal favorite — especially the theaters with the loveseat couches to share). Currently featured online: two tickets for $15.75 ($27 value) or four tickets for $31.95 ($48 value), as well as an AMC Gold 4-Pack for $36 (Loews Cineplex, AMC Theatres®, Star, Magic Johnson and Cineplex Odeon).

Sign up for their emails for more great movie-watching value opportunities  coming soon—plus, you’ll get a free taco from Wahoo’s Tacos.  Also, make sure to LIKE their Facebook page to be entered to win an Oz The Great and Powerful gift pack.  It’s really a no lose deal any way you look at it.

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