Fandango Named Preferred Ticketing Partner For Marcus Theaters®, Nation's Fifth Largest Theater Chain

on April 21, 2015
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The Nation's Top Moviegoer Destination Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Leading Midwest Exhibitor, Dramatically Expanding Its National Footprint

LAS VEGAS/CINEMACON (April 21, 2015) - Fandango, the leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month, announced today it has significantly expanded its national ticketing footprint by signing the company's first-ever agreement with Marcus Theatres®. With 685-screens, Marcus Theatres, the country's fifth largest exhibitor, will join Fandango's family of leading theater circuits in the fall, bringing Fandango's screen count to more than 26,000 U.S. screens.

With the addition of Marcus Theatres, Fandango will be the largest online ticket-seller for the nation's top seven theater chains (Regal, AMC, Cinemark, Carmike, Marcus Theatres, Southern and Harkins). As part of the multi-year deal, the Milwaukee-based company will link its online and mobile sites directly to Fandango as its preferred ticketing partner. In return, Fandango will provide Marcus Theatres with a best-in-class online and mobile ticketing experience to support its moviegoers across all platforms, serving its many locations throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.

"Fandango is proud to partner with Marcus Theatres to serve its customers throughout the Midwest," says Fandango President Paul Yanover. "We're looking forward to helping extend their ticketing reach across our many digital moviegoing platforms from online and mobile to smart TVs and now wearable devices."

"At Marcus Theatres, we are committed to creating conveniences for our guests, from ticket purchase to the in-theatre experience," said Rolando Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of Marcus Theatres. "We've added amenities that contribute to the movie experience, such as DreamLoungerâ„  recliner seating, premium large-format screens and enhanced dining options. With Fandango, we've significantly extended our customer's ability to locate and purchase tickets whenever they want and on whatever platform they choose. Plus, this new partnership allows us to provide Fandango's many conveniences and top-ranking mobile apps to our guests."

Fandango is everywhere consumers are discovering movies and making their moviegoing decisions. Fandango is the primary ticketer across many leading technology platforms and connected devices including Apple's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), Siri, Passbook and the new Apple Watch, Google Now, Samsung's Smart TVs, phones and tablets, IMDb, AOL, MSN, Yahoo!, and others. A leading provider of movie trailers and movie-related video content, Fandango has channels and apps on Hulu, Roku and Samsung's Milk Video Service, and operates the number one movie trailers channel on YouTube with Fandango Movieclips.

About Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and movie fans, sells tickets to more than 26,000 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 46 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 36 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 Marcus Theatres
Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is the fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 685 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, please visit www.marcustheatres.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@Marcus_Theatres).

 

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