FANDANGO AND CARMIKE CINEMAS EXTEND MULTI-YEAR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
New Pact Links the Online and Mobile Ticketing Leader with the Nation's Premier "Home Town" Motion Picture Exhibitor, Representing 2,254 Screens
LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CINEMACON -- Fandango (www.fandango.com), the nation's leading moviegoer destination, has extended its multi-year strategic agreement with founding partner Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), the nation's premier "home town" motion picture exhibitor with 2,254 screens, just in time for the summer moviegoing season.
This latest exhibition agreement follows on the heels of Fandango's recent deals with AMC Theatres and Regency Theatres earlier in the year, adding more than 3,000 screens to Fandango's constantly growing network of U.S. screens, now totaling nearly 20,000. With the Carmike extension, Fandango is adding another 80 new screens (recently acquired or built by Carmike) to its network. Fandango's exhibition footprint now reaches over 70 percent of the nation's theaters with online and mobile ticketing.
"We are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with founding partner Carmike," says Rick Butler, EVP and General Manager of Fandango. "We look forward to many more years of innovating together, bringing our large online and mobile audience and our technical expertise to Carmike theaters, and adding moviegoing conveniences like mobile barcode ticket scanning."
"We have shared many years of success with Fandango and we are proud to be one of their founding partners," stated David Passman, CEO and President of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. "With Fandango's award-winning mobile apps, Carmike guests can purchase their tickets on the go and find the closest Carmike theater, showtimes and amenities like our new 'BigD Experience.' Our company is successfully transitioned to growth mode and we look forward to Fandango's ongoing support as we further expand our footprint."
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to nearly 20,000 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. At many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones.
Fandango is available online at www.fandango.com, via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 24 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by 33 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film fans find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter@Fandango.
About Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ: CKEC) - www.carmike.com
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