Online Ticketing Leader Also Adds 1,500 New Screens From More Than a Dozen Theater Chains Throughout the U.S.
CinemaCon, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 23, 2018) – Fandango, the world’s leading online movie ticketer, announced today the company’s first-ever agreement with National Amusements, Inc., a global leader in motion picture exhibition, for ticketing at nearly 400 screens throughout the Northeast.
In addition to adding National Amusements’ Showcase Cinemas, Fandango has added more than 1,500 new screens from more than a dozen exhibitors across the country over the past year, bringing Fandango’s worldwide screen count to more than 40,000 screens.
“Fandango is proud to represent National Amusements’ Showcase Cinemas and further serve moviegoers throughout the Northeast with our leading-edge movie discovery and ticketing innovations,” says Fandango SVP, Chief Commerce Officer Kevin Shepela. “By enabling Showcase Cinemas customers to quickly and easily discover movies and buy tickets on the latest online, mobile, social, AI bot and voice assistant platforms, we believe we can help drive even more moviegoers into their theaters for many years to come.”
Showcase Cinemas blends superior customer service, diverse dining options, the ultimate in comfort and the latest technology to deliver an exceptional entertainment experience to guests. With amenities including reserved seating, power-operated recliners, lobby bars that allow guests to take a drink to their seat, full-service restaurants, and the premium formats XPlus, MX4D and IMAX available at many locations, Showcase Cinemas allows guests to customize their movie-going experience. The wide array of content that Showcase presents through Event Cinema and innovative offerings such as Showcase Active Virtual Reality continue to make Showcase Cinemas the preferred entertainment destination for guests.
“We look forward to working with Fandango to bring our superior entertainment experience, showtimes, and tickets to millions of additional moviegoers across Fandango’s digital platforms,” says Mark Malinowski, vice president of marketing, National Amusements. “With the continued rise of advance ticketing and reserved seating, we know many of our customers want to use Fandango as part of their movie-going planning process. Through this new partnership with the industry leader in both innovation and customer service, we are excited to now offer our customers the option to seamlessly purchase Showcase tickets through Fandango.”
Kicking off what could be a record-breaking summer at the box office, last week Fandango launched its new Fandango VIP+ rewards program to incentivize advance ticketing and more moviegoing this summer. For the first time, ticket buyers on Fandango can earn VIP+ Points redeemable for discounts and free stuff across Fandango’s family of businesses.
To participate in the program, ticket buyers need to be a Fandango VIP member, Fandango’s free-to-join loyalty program. For every movie ticket purchased on Fandango, Fandango VIP members will receive 150 VIP+ Points. Once members reach 600 VIP+ Points, they will receive a six-dollar discount code to be used towards future movie ticket purchases, and more. Complete details on the Fandango VIP+ rewards program can be found here (www.fandango.com/VIP-Plus).
Fandango continues to pioneer new movie discovery and ticketing experiences with tech giants Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and others. The company has also incorporated leading digital payment platforms into its ticketing service, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Visa Checkout and Masterpass, enabling ticket purchases via debit and credit cards with just one touch. Fandango also offers PayPal split pay, making it easier to split the bill for tickets with multiple friends.
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving consumers with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than 40,000 screens globally, movie trailers and original video content for movie discovery, and home entertainment. Its portfolio reaches more than 67 million unique visitors per month worldwide, with 210 million app downloads in the U.S. and Latin America, and includes popular movie properties Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes and the Tomatometer™ rating, and Fandango Movieclips, the No. 1 movie trailers and content channel on YouTube. Also part of the Fandango family are Latin America’s leading online ticketers, Ingresso.com and Fandango Latin America (formerly Cinepapaya) – extending Fandango’s reach to Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic.
About National Amusements
National Amusements, Inc., is a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, operating nearly 400 movie screens in the U.S. under its Showcase, Cinema de Lux, Multiplex and SuperLux brands. Offering the best in comfort, dining, technology and customer service at its 29 U.S. locations, Showcase Cinemas delivers a premiere cinema-going experience to guests of all ages. For additional information about Showcase Cinemas or to view showtimes and reserve tickets, please visit showcasecinemas.com.