Fandango Launches Movie Information & Ticketing App for BlackBerry Smartphones

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CES -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, today announced the launch of its movie information, showtimes and ticketing app for BlackBerry® smartphones. The Fandango app enables moviegoers to find movies and showtimes, watch trailers, locate theaters, view fan ratings and buy tickets - all with one easy click.

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Movie fans can find movies playing nearby by using the device's GPS feature, or can browse films under the "Opening This Week", "Top Box Office" and "Coming Soon" listings. Additionally, moviegoers can:

  • Add theaters to a "Favorites" list for faster searching
  • Connect with BlackBerry® Maps for driving directions
  • Purchase tickets for more than 16,000 movie screens (with more available screens than any other app).

All of these functions can be performed without leaving the app. For added convenience, users can sign into their Fandango account to purchase tickets with their credit card stored online or securely store and save credit card information directly to their device.

The Fandango app is available for free from Fandango, GetJar (getjar.com) and Handango (handango.com). The application is available for the BlackBerry® Tour(TM) smartphone, as well as the BlackBerry® Bold(TM), BlackBerry® Storm(TM), BlackBerry® Curve(TM) and BlackBerry® 8800 series smartphones.*

The company is currently hosting an exclusive offer for Fandango fans where they can receive a free BlackBerry smartphone. For details on the offer, see http://www.fandango.com/promo/freeblackberry.

About Fandango

One of the Web's top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 16,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com. Fandango is a unit of Comcast Interactive Media.

*Video trailer viewing not available for all models, please visit fandango.com/blackberryapps for details.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

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