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Company typeSubsidiary
Founded2000; 24 years ago (2000)
HeadquartersBoca Raton, Florida, USA
ProductsOnline movie tickets
ParentFandango Media is an online movie ticketing website founded by AMC Theatres and in 2000; CBS Corporation, Famous Players, and National Amusements all came on board prior to launch;[1] and it is now a subsidiary of Fandango Media. provides movie times for all theaters, and online ticket purchasing for all Clearview Cinemas and National Amusements theaters, among other smaller chains; such as Mann Theatres in Los Angeles. In 2010, sold over 16 million tickets for over 200 exhibitors, with 14,000 screens.[2]

In 2001, and entered in a partnership in 2001 that crosslinked their ticketing offerings. In 2004, became the exclusive online ticket vendor for[3] Then, in mid-2005, established a ticket distribution relationship with the consignment ticket reseller PrintTixUSA, adding 20 movie exhibition companies to its ranks and boosting the total number of screens serviced nationwide to more than 10,000.[4] Since then, however, had lost ground, losing sole rights to the AMC chain and Moviefone's telephone arm to rival Fandango.[citation needed]

In April 2016, reported it had provided advance ticketing services to 250 theater chains, representing over 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend.[5]

In October 2017, Fandango Media purchased This purchase united the industry's two biggest online movie-ticketing services (Fandango's ticketing network spanned more than 33,000 screens worldwide;'s over 29,000, with significant overlap between the two, e.g., both companies sold tickets to both AMC and Regal Cinemas) and increased Fandango's global screen count by approximately 20%, to over 40,000 screens worldwide.[6][7]

Competition with Fandango[edit]

Acquisitions and mergers of movie chains have complicated matters regarding which ticketing companies provide online ticketing for a particular theatre chain. lost the Hoyts theater chain when the latter was acquired by the Regal Entertainment Group theater chain, a founder of's rival online ticketing agency Fandango; however, when Regal acquired Consolidated Theatres,[8] the latter retained its contractual relationship with[9]

Prior to 2012, provided online ticketing for AMC Theatres except those cinemas originally part of the Loews Cineplex Entertainment chain, whose online ticketing is provided by Fandango due to contractual obligations in place prior to the 2005 merger of the two movie chains.[10] In 2002, Loews had attempted to break the contract under pressure of bankruptcy and from (then) AOL Moviefone and its partner, Loews' Cineplex subsidiary; Fandango successfully sued both Loews and Moviefone, and retained the Loews business.[11] Furthermore, as of February 8, 2012, Fandango began providing ticketing for non-Loews AMC Theatres in the US as well,[12] after which's fellow shareholders sued AMC for breach of contract.[13] AMC and settled in 2013, with an agreement that the theater chain's online ticketing would be available on both Fandango and[14]

In May 2012,'s former partner Moviefone announced a new partnership with Fandango, when its relationship with lapsed.[15][16]

In 2015, Regal Entertainment Group announced that they would begin to offer tickets on on a non-exclusive basis, as Regal tickets retained their availability on Fandango.[17]

The competition ended with Fandango's purchase of in the 4th quarter of 2017.[18][19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Press Releases". 2000.
  2. ^ "AMC Entertainment Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011".
  3. ^ "Press Release". 2004. Archived from the original on 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
  4. ^ "Press Release". 2005.
  5. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  6. ^ Spangler, Todd (October 13, 2017). "Fandango Buys Rival, Amassing Broader Theater Reach". Variety. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Bouma, Luke (October 14, 2017). "Fandango Buys Its Online Rival". Cordcutters News.
  8. ^ "Regal completes purchase of Consolidated Theatres". Charlotte Business Journal.
  9. ^ "Annual Report of Regal Entertainment Group" (PDF).
  10. ^ "AMC-Loews merger could shake up online movie ticketers Fandango and". May 5, 2007. Archived from the original on May 5, 2007.
  11. ^ "Fandango Heads Off an End Run".
  12. ^ "Fandango, AMC Theatres Announce Newly Expanded Partnership".
  13. ^ Rich, Katey (February 8, 2012). " suing AMC setting up Fandango deal". Cinema Blend.
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (January 21, 2014). "AMC Comes on Board Following Suit Settlement". Variety. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  15. ^ Verrier, Richard (23 May 2012). "Fandango and Moviefone dial up new partnership". Los Angeles Times.
  16. ^ Shaw, Lucas (23 May 2012). "Fandango and Moviefone partner for ticket sales". Reuters. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012.
  17. ^ Lieberman, David (March 4, 2015). "Regal Adds For Online Ticket Sales In Non-Exclusive Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  18. ^ Spangler, Todd (October 13, 2017). "Fandango Buys Rival, Amassing Broader Theater Reach". Variety. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  19. ^ Bouma, Luke (October 14, 2017). "Fandango Buys Its Online Rival". Cordcutters News.

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