About the company
Fandango is an American ticketing company that sells movie tickets via its website as well as through its mobile app.
The company offers its service online, as well as through its mobile and connected television apps. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Fandango charges a premium to use its services, ranging from 75¢ to $2.50, which reserves a ticket to be printed out upon arrival at a movie theater, thereby avoiding lines. Initially, seating was promised for sold-out shows, but this feature was discontinued for most theaters, as not all were equipped to handle reserved seating and will call lines. With ticket prices in many areas exceeding US$10.00, purchasing tickets through Fandango and other ticketing websites can make movie-going an expensive proposition; however, procuring tickets to movies on their opening days by conventional means may be inconvenient and difficult without utilizing services like Fandango.
Fandango’s advertisements play before previews at participating movie-theater chains and feature lunch bag puppets telling various one- or two-line jokes and riddles centering on the company’s name. The company also produced an advertising segment that is based on the song, “We are the World”.
Fandango’s website also offers exclusive film clips, trailers, celebrity interviews, reviews by users, movie descriptions, and some web-based games to their members.
As of March 5, 2015, Fandango provides customers with memberships the ability to refund or exchange their orders 2 hours before the showtime of their film.
Fandango’s Android app was recently listed among Techlands 50 Best Android Applications for 2013.
Come see why Fandango is the go-to destination for more than 36 million moviegoers each month. Fandango helps movie fans discover, buy tickets and share their passion for movies more engagingly and interactively.
Fandango entertains, informs and guides film fans with must-see trailers and movie clips, exclusive and original content, insider news and expert commentary. We make it easy to find and buy the right movie at the right time, with showtimes and ticketing to more than 26,000 screens nationwide. Fandango is available online, and through our award-winning mobile and connected television apps with over 46 million downloads and counting.