LAS VEGAS/CINEMACON - March 25, 2014 - Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today an exclusive partnership with Veezi, the fast and easy cinema management software designed and developed by Vista for independent theater operators. The deal will give thousands of independent movie theaters across the country the ability to offer their customers Fandango's convenient online and mobile ticketing options, as well as valuable exposure to Fandango's massive audience of more than 30 million moviegoers each month, according to comScore.
"We are very excited to partner with Veezi to provide independent theater owners a turnkey online and mobile ticketing option to help them increase their ticket sales," says Paul Yanover, President of Fandango. "It's also a big win for movie fans across the country who, with the convenience of Fandango, can now buy local theater tickets in advance online or from their mobile devices."
Veezi is a cloud-based cinema management system that enables cinema owners to run their business from a browser. It has a powerful Point-of-Sale configuration that allows the cinema owner to sell concessions and tickets all from one system; exhibitors can manage and monitor their business from any place that is connected to the Internet. By using Fandango and Veezi, the independent cinema community can now sell tickets to a whole new audience. For many moviegoers, the combination of Veezi and Fandango will increase their awareness of local theaters and make it even easier to see the latest showtimes and purchase tickets.
Veezi will know instantly when a customer buys a ticket for one of its independent theaters on Fandango. Customers simply need to arrive at the cinema with their Fandango confirmation numbers and their tickets will be issued.
"Veezi is all about building an empathetic community," says Matthew Preen, General Manager of Online for Vista Entertainment Solutions and head of Veezi. "We believe in giving the smaller theater owners the real tools they need, recognizing that they have unique challenges and different requirements from the larger theater chains. With Fandango, every U.S. exhibitor, regardless of size, will have the opportunity to sell tickets online and via mobile at the click of a button, and at the same time generate increased exposure for their theaters."
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to 22,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 39 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to ComScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.
About Veezi, engineered by Vista
Veezi is an innovative internet-based solution first released in 2012 after a two year period of research, design and development. Like Vista, it is designed to deliver optimal Box Office returns, total theater management and enable external analysis and reporting. It meets the specific and very different needs of the independent theater operator and its range of Features and Benefits is resulting in fast uptake. Along with Vista, Veezi is head-quartered in Auckland, New Zealand and is supported by sales and support teams at Vista's offices in Los Angeles, London and Shanghai.