Fandango, AMC punch ticket on deal

Agreement pushes site's total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S.

Supporting the growing trend of online and mobile ticketing, Fandango inked a circuitwide multi-year agreement with the nation’s second-largest theater chain, AMC Theaters, pushing Fandango’s total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S.

Fandango now has access to 70% of all Stateside screens with online ticketing capabilities, as well as an increased presence in markets like New York and L.A.

“I think what’s most key is that in those large markets, we’re going to have a much deeper footprint,” Fandango exec VP and general manager Rick Butler told Variety. “AMC believes that online ticketing and mobile application ticketing helps drive attendance. That’s all we do for a living — try to make moviegoing easier.”

Prior to the revised AMC agreement, Fandango catered to less than half of the circuit’s total screen count.

The deal shows that major exhibitors like AMC are eager to increase support for online ticketing and apps.

“In the past year, the introduction of mobile apps has significantly increased not only the browsing of showtimes, but also the purchasing of tickets,” Butler said, adding that mobile sales for Fandango grew 70% in 2011. Online ticketing also has doubled in the past five years, Butler said.

Elizabeth Frank, senior VP of strategy and partnerships at AMC, said online ticketing helps increase filmgoing. “Fandango will be both an important driver of business for AMC and a huge convenience for our guests,” she said.

Fandango is the only online ticketing provider for the nation’s top four theater chains: Regal, AMC, Cinemark and Carmike. The other leading ticketing service, Movietickets.com, partners with 235 theater chains in 17 countries, including the U.S.

More Digital

  • Jonathan Friedland Netflix

    Netflix Comms Chief Jonathan Friedland Out Over Insensitive Comments

    Supporting the growing trend of online and mobile ticketing, Fandango inked a circuitwide multi-year agreement with the nation’s second-largest theater chain, AMC Theaters, pushing Fandango’s total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S. Fandango now has access to 70% of all Stateside screens with online ticketing capabilities, as well as an increased presence in […]

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Fox Sports App Sees Big Lift From World Cup

    Supporting the growing trend of online and mobile ticketing, Fandango inked a circuitwide multi-year agreement with the nation’s second-largest theater chain, AMC Theaters, pushing Fandango’s total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S. Fandango now has access to 70% of all Stateside screens with online ticketing capabilities, as well as an increased presence in […]

  • Uber Sexual Harassment

    Self-Driving Uber Pilot Was Watching Hulu Before Deadly Crash

    Supporting the growing trend of online and mobile ticketing, Fandango inked a circuitwide multi-year agreement with the nation’s second-largest theater chain, AMC Theaters, pushing Fandango’s total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S. Fandango now has access to 70% of all Stateside screens with online ticketing capabilities, as well as an increased presence in […]

  • vice_logo

    New Staff Shakeup as Vice Restructures Its U.K./EMEA Studios, TV Operations (EXCLUSIVE)

    Supporting the growing trend of online and mobile ticketing, Fandango inked a circuitwide multi-year agreement with the nation’s second-largest theater chain, AMC Theaters, pushing Fandango’s total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S. Fandango now has access to 70% of all Stateside screens with online ticketing capabilities, as well as an increased presence in […]

  • Jen Ruggirello

    Vidcon 2018 Showcases Diverse Voices, Creators of Color

    Supporting the growing trend of online and mobile ticketing, Fandango inked a circuitwide multi-year agreement with the nation’s second-largest theater chain, AMC Theaters, pushing Fandango’s total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S. Fandango now has access to 70% of all Stateside screens with online ticketing capabilities, as well as an increased presence in […]

  • lucas the spider - youtube

    YouTube Creators Getting New Options for Paid Memberships, Merch Sales, Video Premieres

    Supporting the growing trend of online and mobile ticketing, Fandango inked a circuitwide multi-year agreement with the nation’s second-largest theater chain, AMC Theaters, pushing Fandango’s total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S. Fandango now has access to 70% of all Stateside screens with online ticketing capabilities, as well as an increased presence in […]

  • VidCon

    Vidcon Attracts More Traditional Media as Online Video Matures, Becomes More Lucrative

    Supporting the growing trend of online and mobile ticketing, Fandango inked a circuitwide multi-year agreement with the nation’s second-largest theater chain, AMC Theaters, pushing Fandango’s total screen count upwards of 20,000 in the U.S. Fandango now has access to 70% of all Stateside screens with online ticketing capabilities, as well as an increased presence in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content