UPDATE: Fandango Adds More Than 1,000 U.S. Screens

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 8:50am PDT

UPDATED, 8:50 AM: CinemaCon2014_badgeFollowing its exclusive multi-year renewal with Cinemark (original story below), NBCUniversal-owned Fandango announced today it has added five new exhibitors, Malco Theatres, Frank Theatres, Goodrich Quality Theaters, NCG Cinemas and Paragon Theaters. That brings its online and … Read More »

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CinemaCon: Fandango & Veezi Ink Online Ticketing Deal

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 9:30am PDT

Fandango-logoFandango and Vista’s Veezi are teaming up to provide online and CinemaCon2014_badgemobile ticketing options for independent movie theaters nationwide. Veezi is a cloud-based cinema management software system that enables cinema … Read More »

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CES: Fandango To Offer Movie Trailers And Ticket Buying On Samsung Smart TVs

By | Tuesday January 7, 2014 @ 6:50am PST

fandangoWill television become more friend than foe for movie theaters? This announcement from Fandango at the International CES confab could help. The NBCUniversal-owned ticketing service says that by the end of March it will begin to offer movie trailers … Read More »

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Fandango Reports Slowing Growth In Mobile Ticket Sales After 2012 Spurt

By | Monday December 23, 2013 @ 9:08am PST

That headline may give the folks at the NBCUniversal-owned movie ticketing company a heart attack. Their release this morning crows that Fandango had thefandango_logo “Best Year In Company History,” just like its release last year called 2012 its “Best … Read More »

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Fandango Partners With USC, Dolby On Second Season Of ‘Frontrunners’

By | Friday December 13, 2013 @ 2:00am PST

fandango__121212192033-200x112Oscar guru and host Dave Karger is back for the second season of Fandango Frontrunners, the weekly digital video series that offers news, commentary and interviews focused on awards season. The movie website owned by NBCUniversal, also has a new collaboration … Read More »

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Mobile Fuels Fandango’s Best Month Ever

By | Friday November 29, 2013 @ 12:15pm PST

It’s a November to remember for the nation’s biggest online seller of movie tickets. Fandango said today that this has been the biggest sales month in its  13-year history — 12% better than its previous best set in November 2012. Read More »

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Comcast And Twitter Unveil Potentially Huge Initiative To Harness TV And Movie Traffic

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 8:30am PDT

Sometime in November people who discuss TV shows or movies on Twitter will see a “See It” button. If they click on it, it will give them options to watch the show or, if it’s a current movie, buy a ticket via Comcast-owned Fandango. This will be a national service, but Comcast subscribers will be able to do things via their set-top boxes that others can’t. That includes using a mobile device as a remote control to switch directly to a TV show — something that could be especially useful when there’s breaking news. Comcast Chief Business Development Officer Sam Schwartz tells me that the company is “in advanced conversations” with other cable and satellite companies to include their set-top boxes as well. He adds that while the initiative will begin on Twitter, it could soon include other social network platforms. Initially the “See It” button will appear on tweets that have links to TV shows and movies, but the companies are working to include messages with hashtags about entertainment — and eventually to recognize when the text concerns a TV show or movie.

This could be a coup for Twitter. Last week it kicked off an effort to go public — and crowed in an SEC filing about its value as “a second screen for television programming” adding that ads on Twitter complement “offline advertising campaigns, such as television ads.” On Monday Nielsen formally unveiled its plan to count the number of people who read and write tweets about TV shows, which it says provides valuable information about how a program might perform. The new partnership with Comcast includes an arrangement for NBCUniversal to participate in Twitter’s Amplify program to embed sponsored video clips in tweets. The companies say that they are “exploring additional opportunities to integrate social TV conversations into Comcast’s X1 platform – the company’s entertainment operating system.”

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Fandango Acquires Quantum Rewards, Now #1 In Movie Ticket Promotions

By | Tuesday August 27, 2013 @ 9:01pm PDT

Fandango announced late Tuesday that it has bought movie promotions rival Quantum Rewards, the #1 provider of ticketing promotions and owner of Hollywood Movie Money. Fandango’s own movie promotions arm was #2 prior to the sale … Read More »

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IMDb Adds Fandango Ticketing

By | Tuesday July 16, 2013 @ 4:17pm PDT

People in the U.S. who use IMDb‘s iOS and Android mobile apps and web site made the discovery this week. The service works much the same as it does on Fandango‘s smartphone app. Buyers can add tickets to their Passbooks … Read More »

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Pacific Theaters Sides With Fandango For Online Ticketing

By | Tuesday July 9, 2013 @ 7:27am PDT

Pacific is a relatively tiny chain, with about 100 screens, but the deal gives Fandango two bragging rights: It now exclusively handles online ticket sales at one of the nation’s highest-grossing theaters: LA’s Pacific Theaters at The Grove. … Read More »

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Paramount Offering $50 ‘Mega Ticket’ For ‘World War Z’ Screening

World War Z Mega TicketPlenty of people harrumphed Wednesday when George Lucas told a crowd that “going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks” in the future. Well, one day later that … Read More »

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Fandango Partner Carmike Cinemas Adds MovieTickets.com For Online Sales

By | Tuesday May 21, 2013 @ 7:01am PDT

This is curious: Carmike was a founding partner at Fandango, and last year the companies announced that they had extended their “multi-year strategic agreement.” But it appears that deal wasn’t exclusive — and Carmike wants another … Read More »

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CinemaCon: Fandango Adds 4 Exhibitors With 500 Screens

By | Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 6:11am PDT

Fandango announced at CinemaCon today it has added 4 new exhibitors – Muvico, Studio Movie Grill, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, and Penn Cinema. the deal … Read More »

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Regal Renews Online Ticketing Pact With Fandango: CinemaCon

By | Monday April 15, 2013 @ 9:59am PDT

We’ll probably see several announcements like this over the next few days as theater owners converge on Las Vegas for their annual confab. The nation’s largest exhibition chain says it will stick with Comcast-owned Read More »

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SXSW: GoDigital Acquires ‘The Punk Syndrome’, Fandango Debuts Fanticipation

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 1:30am PST

The SXSW Film Festival officially begins Friday, but early deals were brewing ahead of the festivities. Digital distribution specialist GoDigital has nabbed North American rights to The Punk Syndrome, a docu about a Finnish bandSXSW deal comprised of four mentally handicapped musicians that makes its stateside debut Tuesday in Austin. (Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät will play a live show at SXSW on March 15.) “This is a documentary unlike any we’ve seen, telling a story unlike anything we’ve heard”, said GoDigital CEO Logan Mulvey of director Jukka Kärkkainen’s pic, which will hit VOD and digital distribution this summer.
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Comcast’s Fandango And Telemundo Create Site For Spanish-Speaking Movie Fans

By | Monday February 25, 2013 @ 7:53am PST

MIAMI/LOS ANGELES – February 25, 2013 – Telemundo Media, the largest producer of Spanish Language prime time content in the U.S. and audiences around the world; and Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination representing more than 70% of U.S. screens online, today launched Fandango Cine, www.fandangocine.com the most comprehensive web and mobile movie site specifically geared toward Hispanic movie fans. Fandango Cine’s launch partners are Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious 6” and Sprint.

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Fandango Ticket Sales Up 57% In 2012

By | Wednesday January 2, 2013 @ 9:20am PST

Fandango set records for ticket sales and traffic in 2012, the NBCUniversal-owned movie website reported today. Ticket sales grew 57% compared with 2011, with monthly visitors up 34% year-over-year. Mobile ticket sales increased 171% year-over-year — 30% of the … Read More »

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Fandango Sets New Movie Ticket Sales Record

By | Wednesday December 26, 2012 @ 11:00am PST

TOLDJA! Here’s more proof that the movie multiplexes were busy this Christmas Day. That’s when Fandango says it broke its own 12-year company record for most tickets sold in a single day. The previous record-holder for the online service was May 4th … Read More »

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‘Les Misérables’ #1 Advance Xmas Ticket

By | Wednesday December 19, 2012 @ 1:40pm PST

Both Fandango and MovieTickets are reporting huge advance online sales for Universal‘s Les Misérables. Fandango says it’s the #1 advance ticket-seller among all Christmas Day releases, surpassing previous record-holder Sherlock Holmes (2009) as well as the #1 advance ticket-seller among … Read More »

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