Wednesday, February 08, 2012
FANDANGO ADDS 3,000 MOVIE SCREENS TO ITS NETWORK IN A NEWLY EXPANDED PARTNERSHIP WITH AMC THEATRES®
Fandango Consumers and AMC Theatres Guests to Benefit from Greater Convenience and Broader Selection
(Los Angeles - Wednesday, February 8, 2012) – Fandango and AMC Theatres® announced today they have expanded and extended their online ticketing relationship. The enhanced multi-year partnership improves the online ticketing experience for all AMC guests and enables Fandango to offer its state-of-the-art ticketing capabilities, services and conveniences to guests at an additional 3,000 AMC screens across the country.
Starting today, Fandango provides ticketing to all AMC Theatres locations throughout the United States. Previously, Fandango ticketed to less than half of AMC screens, servicing the chain’s former Loews and Kerasotes locations, which AMC acquired in recent years.
AMC’s partnership with Fandango for all of the AMC locations in the United States provides AMC guests with a consistent online ticketing experience, well-integrated into AMCTheatres.com and the AMC Stubs loyalty program.
“We are excited to deepen our relationship with AMC to deliver added convenience and value to the consumer,” said Fandango Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Butler. “This enhancement to our service should drive increased moviegoer attendance through our popular online and mobile destinations and award-winning apps on over 100 different mobile devices.”
“Fandango provides American moviegoers with distinctive services and content that gets them excited about going to the movies,” said Elizabeth Frank, senior vice president of Strategy & Partnerships at AMC Theatres. “Fandango will be both an important driver of business for AMC and a huge convenience for our guests. Our goal is to make tickets to AMC Theatres readily available to our guests whenever and wherever they decide to see a movie. “
With the additional AMC screens, Fandango can now better serve the needs of moviegoers with more online and mobile ticketing choices throughout the country, including such major markets as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Kansas City.
With relentless focus on serving the needs of moviegoers, Fandango achieved double-digit growth in 2011, marking its best-performing year in the company's 11-year history, with record highs for Fandango in both ticket sales and online and mobile traffic growth.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to nearly 20,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance (with Mobile Ticket redemption capability at more than 1,000 screens). Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with over 21 million downloads, are available on over 100 mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Film fans find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.
About AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 351 theatres with 5,083 screens across the United States and Canada. AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering premium sight and sound, enhanced food and beverage and diverse content.