SOURCE: Lunchwalla

Lunchwalla

April 13, 2010 10:25 ET

Planning More Than Lunch? Lunchwalla Adds Movies, Concerts, Sporting Events and Local Activities

Now Your Friends and Family Can Vote on More Than Food; Partnerships With Zvents, Fandango and Tribune Media Services Bring One-Stop Planning and Ticket Purchasing

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -

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The one-stop site for planning everyday social events just got better! Lunchwalla today adds movies, concerts, sporting events and local activities to its beta Web site and service to make organizing fun with friends, family and coworkers even easier. Now with Lunchwalla, you can do more -- organize dinner and a movie, drinks and a concert, a night at the ball park, outdoor activities and more with just a couple of clicks.

  • Hotly anticipating the premiere of Sex and the City 2 or the Iron Man sequel? With Lunchwalla's extensive list of establishments and its partnership with Tribune Media Services, you can see the movie trailer, search for movie times, pick nearby bars and invite your friends to vote on all the details. Lunchwalla even partners with Fandango so you can purchase tickets from the site.

  • Lunchwalla has also added concerts to its catalog. Whether it's Lady Gaga's Monster Ball tour, Taylor Swift's Fearless tour or the Kings of Leon summer tour, Lunchwalla has all the music events you want to see. With the voting function, you can invite your friends to the hottest shows and have them design their own spring and summer concert series. Once you've decided what you'd like to see, Lunchwalla helps you purchase tickets to the shows through its partnership with Zvents and Ticketmaster.

  • Plan a get together to cheer on your local sports team with Lunchwalla. The site now includes listings of all local professional, college and amateur sporting events -- everything from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League to college football and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. You can search for games, invite friends to vote and purchase tickets through the site via StubHub, RazorGator and others.

  • No plans this weekend? Lunchwalla instantly lists events in your area through its partnership with Zvents. With a Lunchwalla profile, you can see what's happening by searching through categories -- find community performances, comedy shows, fundraisers, arts in the park and more -- all by simply logging in. Traveling to a new city or town? Change the default location and plan your activities.

  • For the outdoorsy type, Lunchwalla has included nature activities in your area. Invite your friends to a hike through area trails, a weekend of camping or a day of bird watching, and let them vote on the al fresco event they'd enjoy.

  • Lunchwalla still includes countless bars and restaurants so you can organize everyday social events like breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. With Yelp reviews and OpenTable® menus and reservations, Lunchwalla makes planning easy, whether it's watching the big game at the local pub or Friday lunch with coworkers.

  • Lunchwalla's ability to let your friends vote on restaurants, bars, movies, concerts, sports and other events means you don't have the headache of email chains, text messages or back-and-forth phone calls. You pick the options and Lunchwalla does all the work.

  • Lunchwalla's partnerships with Fandango, Tribune Media Services and Zvents mean that consumers can access the biggest repositories of movie and event listings, and the ability to purchase tickets, all from one site.

Quote, attributed to Sumit Birla, Chief Walla, CTO and Co-Founder, Lunchwalla
"Spring and summer mean more activities, whether it's movie night, outdoor dining, watching your local sports team at your favorite sports bar or going to the best concerts. We want to help people better organize their fun, from soup to nuts. By adding movies, concerts and local events to Lunchwalla, we're able to combine people's favorite 'things to do' onto one site that makes planning easy."

Quote, attributed to Brian Nugent, President and Co-Founder, Lunchwalla
"People have loved Lunchwalla's voting function and the ability it brings to better organize all those everyday social events centered on food and drink. We want to expand on that success by bringing those same benefits to movie lovers, concert goers and local event supporters. Our partnerships with Tribune Media Services, Fandango, and Zvents help us bring the details to the masses and make Lunchwalla a true one-stop planning site."

Quote, attributed to Jay Fehnel, Vice President, Entertainment Products, Tribune Media Services
"We're pleased to offer value to the Lunchwalla experience with Tribune Media Services' robust entertainment database. Combining Lunchwalla's roster of local dining spots with TMS-powered movie listings gives users a one-stop planning tool for dinner and a movie."

Quote, Ethan Stock, CEO, Zvents
"Zvents make it easy for people everywhere to discover, plan and share things to do in their local areas. Our collaboration with Lunchwalla helps us to continue expanding our reach to the engaged, local audience actively looking for things to do."

About Lunchwalla
Lunchwalla is a social platform and one-stop site for the everyday planning of events. Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, movies, sports, concerts or local events, Lunchwalla puts the "social" back into social networking. Lunchwalla combines establishment reviews, menus, local coupons, reservations, and movie, sports and concert listings, as well as ticket buying into one site to help you plan events and lets your friends vote on what they want to do. Create a profile today and start getting social by planning your next outing at www.lunchwalla.com.

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