Transcript for Moviefone Launches Search for New Voice
So before the internet and smartphones we would actually have to use phones to call about movie times and so many of us remember that booming voice behind moviefone. Now the company is looking for a new voice and it could be yours. ABC's nick watt has the story. Reporter: Back in my youth when Costner was the prince of she was. When Beverly hills cop was the funniest thing in theaters. Many a date night began with these legendary words. Hello and welcome to moviefone. Reporter: And this morning, moviefone is launching the search for a new voice. It could be you. You could be 18 or you could be 80. The key is really to find someone who is compelling and powerful and resonates. Reporter: The original moviefone man, a movie critic with a mullet became a pop cultural colossus. Hello and welcome to moviefone. Reporter: Launched in '89 the service peaked in the mid '90s with 3 million callers a week. Please say the name of the movie you'd like to see now. Reporter: An icon who in this new fangled smartphone age went the way of the rotary dial and vhs and vinyl. It closed and replaced of course by an app and website. The new moviefone gives you the easiest way to find premium content wherever it is, whether it's in theater, whether it's on TV. Whether it's through a streaming service. Reporter: But they need a new moviefone man or woman to be the face and the voice. Simply text star to 265265 for more details. Oh, I can't believe I tried the voice. For "Good morning America," nick watt, ABC news, Los Angeles. Oh, nick sounded pretty good. We asked "Gma" viewers which celebrity should be the voice of moviefone. Thousands of you responded. Thank you, they poured in overnight on Facebook and Twitter and actor Morgan Freeman in a landslide winning the new role according to you. Not sure if he'll take it but it is a voice.
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