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Moviefone's phone service shutting down after 25 years

Daniel Cooper, @danielwcooper
February 24, 2014
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When your service is more fondly remembered as a Seinfeld plot than as something people use, it's probably time to drop the mic. After a quarter-century, Moviefone's movie-times hotline is winding down, as users abandon the phone in favor of sites like Fandango. The AOL-owned company isn't fading quietly into the night, however, as Moviefone's mobile app and website will still live on in their current form -- for now, at least.

Update: Mr Moviefone himself, Russ Leatherman, appeared on the Today show to talk about his catchphrase, and here's the clip.

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