The Nation’s Largest Online Movie Ticketing Service Adds Metropolitan Theatres & MJR Digital Cinemas, and Renews Cinepolis, Among Others
Fandango, the nation’s largest movie ticketing service, announced that it has signed new deals with popular regional theater chains, Metropolitan Theatres and MJR Digital Cinemas, and renewed its deal with Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas USA.
The new agreements will further expand Fandango’s already comprehensive theatrical network, ensuring that moviegoers nationwide can quickly and easily get the best seats at their favorite local theaters. With the addition of MJR, Fandango will expand its offering throughout Michigan and with Metropolitan, deliver new screens throughout Southern California, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. With the addition of Metropolitan, Fandango will now increase its California reach into the Santa Barbara market which includes the historic 2,000-seat movie palace, The Arlington Theatre built in 1931 and known for being the hub for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
“As we gear up for a spectacular summer and take positive steps towards theatrical recovery, Fandango is excited to partner with exhibition to drive moviegoers back to theaters,” says Melissa Heller, VP Domestic Ticketing for Fandango. “We’re leveraging Fandango’s expansive digital network, social platforms and consumer reach to help theaters bring back fans so they can enjoy films the way they were meant to be seen – on an immersive screen, with larger-than-life sound, comfy seats and all their favorite concessions.”
In addition to Metropolitan and MJR Theatres, Fandango recently signed UEC Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Laemmle Theatres, Apple Cinemas, LOOK Cinemas, VIP Cinemas, Bay City Cinemas, Texas Movie Bistro, and many more independent theater chains.
The announcement follows Fandango’s recent Moviegoer Trends & Insights Study, for which the company interviewed more than 6,000 Fandango ticket-buyers about their recent trips to the movies and their moviegoing plans this summer – with eighty-three percent of those surveyed planning to see three or more movies on the big screen!
Fandango’s ticketing brands (including Fandango, Flixster and MovieTickets.com) represent an expansive digital network of the nation’s top theater chains, giving fans the biggest selection of showtimes, seats, and theater rewards (plus Fandango VIP points) all in one place. Among the destinations in the Fandango network are Rotten Tomatoes, the world’s go-to destination for movie information, reviews and recommendations, and Movieclips, the #1 YouTube channel for trailers and movie-related content. Seventy-five percent of all U.S. film fans visit a Fandango property on their way to the movies.
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies and TV, serving more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to Comscore, with best-in-class movie and TV information, movie ticketing to 31,000 U.S. screens, trailers and original video and home entertainment. Its portfolio features leading online ticketers Fandango, MovieTickets.com and Flixster; world-renowned movie review site Rotten Tomatoes; and Movieclips, the #1 movie trailers and content channel on YouTube. Fandango's movie discovery and ticketing innovations can also be found on mobile, social, AI and voice platforms. Fandango's video on- demand service, Vudu, offers new release and catalog movies and next-day TV shows to more than 200 million connected, over-the-top (OTT) and mobile devices.