MOVIEFONE AND FANDANGO - TWO OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MOVIEGOING - FORGE FIRST-TIME TICKET SALES PARTNERSHIP
May 23, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 23, 2012 – Fandango and AOL's Moviefone, two of the biggest names in moviegoing, announced today that Fandango will be the exclusive ticketing partner for Moviefone, marking the first-ever partnership between the two companies.
"Partnering with Fandango gives Moviefone users an upgraded experience by allowing them to buy tickets from twice as many theaters with more options," states Jay Kirsch, SVP and General Manager, AOL Marketplace. "This move bolsters our already extensive web and mobile offerings, including our Moviefone iPad App, and enhances the overall Moviefone experience for our audience."
Through Fandango, this new collaboration provides Moviefone consumers the ability to make ticketing purchases online, on mobile devices, and on tablets for Fandango's vast network of 20,000 screens, the wide majority of theaters across the country.
"We are excited about our first partnership with Moviefone, an early pioneer in the space," said Rick Butler, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Fandango. "This new alliance builds on Fandango's continued momentum by introducing its conveniences to millions of new Moviefone consumers, and furthering our goal to enable film fans to buy tickets any time, any place and on any platform."
Moviefone will also be able to offer users mobile barcoded ticketing, powered by Fandango, allowing consumers to get their movie tickets sent to their mobile device and have them scanned by the ticket-taker.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to nearly 20,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. At many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless
Mobile Ticket on their smartphones.
Fandango is available online at www.fandango.com via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 24 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by 33 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film fans find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter@Fandango.
Moviefone, a service of AOL, is the trusted voice for movie discovery, showtimes and tickets on any device. Millions of moviegoers each month use Moviefone's nationwide telephone service (777-FILM), industry-leading mobile and tablet apps, and website (moviefone.com One of the top movie destinations online, Moviefone offers not only showtimes and tickets, but also exclusive, original content. Fans
discover the latest Hollywood hits on Moviefone through trailers and clips, news and interviews, editorial features such as "Date Night" and "Family Film Guide," and original video series including "Mr. Moviefone's Six-Second Reviews" and "Unscripted," the only online show where A-list movie stars interview each other unrehearsed and without a script.
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