Fandango Extends Southern California Footprint in a New Partnership With Regency Theatres®
The Nation's Leading Moviegoer Destination Adds Nearly 200 Screens to Its Network
Deal Follows on the Heels of Fandango's Expanded Deal With AMC Theatres, Which Added 3,000 Screens To Its Network
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango announced today that it has extended its Southern California footprint today in a significant deal with Regency Theatres, a leader in state-of-the-art neighborhood theaters, representing 200 screens in the Southland. This deal follows on the heels of Fandango's expanded deal with AMC Theatres, announced just last week, which added 3000 additional screens to its extensive network of top-grossing theaters.
"We're excited to partner with our newest exhibitor, Regency Theatres, which builds upon Fandango's incredible momentum, as we continue to extend our reach," said Rick Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fandango. "We look forward to enhancing the high-quality experience consumers have come to expect from Regency, in the heart of LA and Southern California."
With 29 key venues and nearly 200 screens, Regency Theatres is California's largest family-run-and-privately-owned movie theater chain, offering state-of-the-art moviegoing experiences at the neighborhood level. Many of their screens are located in suburban markets, with outstanding amenities, customer service and technology.
"Fandango is the acknowledged leader in online and mobile ticketing, and we look forward to working with them to grow our audience," says Lyndon Golin, President of Regency Theatres. "Fandango will launch us in the mobile ticketing arena, a particular need for our company, helping make our theaters, showtimes and tickets even more accessible to consumers. We know that Regency's customers will enjoy Fandango's user-friendly selection of products and conveniences."
Regency operates multiplexes with its "neighborhood theater philosophy" in communities in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Riverside Counties, Regency also owns and operates such storied landmark theaters such as the Lido, Newport Beach (built in 1938), plus the Village Theater (built in 1931) and the Bruin Theater (built in 1937), both located in Westwood Village and the sites of many Hollywood premieres. Founded in 1996, Regency offers a state-of-the-art movie-going experience with a focus on customer service and value.
Fandango recently enjoyed the best-selling January and February in the company's nearly-12-year history. It recently announced a new ticketing agreement with AMC Theatres, adding 3,000 screens to its extensive network of movie theaters across the country, now numbering a total of nearly 20,000 screens. Fandango regularly accounts for a significant percentage of opening weekend tickets sold nationwide, and is already reporting hundreds of sold-out showtimes for the March 23 release of "The Hunger Games."
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 over 22 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film fans find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.
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