Fandango is a classic app that belongs on the devices of every movie buff. With a Fandango account, you're able to pre-purchase your movie tickets without having to go to the box office first. The movie showtime app allows users to browse showtimes by movie or theater, and you can make a wish list of movies that you don't want to miss out on. Notifications let you know when a movie starts playing so you aren't late, and there are exclusives and giveaways that are only in the app, so don't miss out.
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The spotlight is on. If the movie you want to see is a recent new release, there are high chances that it will be featured and show up in the "Spotlight" section. The Spotlight is also a great way to discover what new titles are out there in case you weren't aware of them, or you can search for what you want to see. Then you'll get the movie detail page where you can select showtimes at nearby theaters and purchase your tickets directly with the "Buy" button. Take your electronic ticket to the theater and you're in. It's as easy as pie!
The theaters are open. Chances are you've been to a nearby theater for most of your movie viewing sessions. Fandango has you covered there too. You can view all of the nearby theaters on a map or a list view, and add your favorites for quick access later. Then tap on the theater you want to see available showtimes so you can purchase tickets quickly and easily. There is also a convenient little feature called "Go Now" to view movies that are playing within the hour at nearby theaters. Planning your movie date has never been easier. Find and choose from the nearest theaters that offer Fandango ticketing on a list or a map. Add your favorite theaters to quickly access them in the app. You can also tap Go Now to find a movie playing at nearby theaters within the next hour.
The notifications are pushed. While we all live hectic lives, chances are high that we may end up forgetting about an upcoming release or movie we've already planned to see. Fandango has push notifications that you can enable to get notified of your next screening so you aren't late, and there are even chances for exclusives and giveaways that you don't want to miss out on. If you have the Fandango app, enable those notifications so you don't miss out on a single thing!
What is it about?
Fandango does have some cool features not offered in other apps. You have the option of opening a Fandango account, which allows you to purchase your tickets right from your phone (if available at your theater). You can browse showtimes by movie or theater, rate movies, and even create a wish list of movies that you want to see. Fandango will then notify you when they start playing at a theater near you. Sadly there are small banner ads, even a few pop-ups, and Fandango does load slower than the essential apps.
For those who...
- Want convenience
- Don't like to wait
Not for those who...
- Prefer old-school experiences
- Don't care about saving time or exclusives
Why we love it
It's easy to purchase your tickets ahead of time and then skip the lines at the box office. A must-have for all moviegoers.
App Store Description
*Winner of the Webby Awards Official Jury Award for Best Entertainment App.*
Download Fandango - the #1 movie ticketing app. Get the latest showtimes, guarantee tickets, browse Rotten Tomatoes® scores and watch trailers.
Make and share movie plans with friends with Fandango for iMessage. Here’s how:
1. First, make sure you’ve installed the latest versions of the Fandango app and iOS 10.
2. Open iMessage, tap into a conversation or start a new message, and tap the App Store icon to expose available app extensions.
3. If you don’t see Fandango in your available apps, make sure Fandango is switched by selecting ‘Store’ and then the ‘Manage’ tab.
4. That’s it! Now you’re ready to browse showtimes and buy tickets with friends.
Browse Movies + Theaters:
• Catch the newest trailers, check showtimes and secure seats to the year’s biggest movies.
• Save your favorite theaters and score perks like free screenings, discounts and more with Fandango VIP.
• Find nearby theaters and filter movies by genre, MPAA rating & format, including IMAX & 3D and view theater amenities (Reserved Seating, Mobile Ticket, etc.).
• Browse movie times and upcoming purchases instantly from your iOS Today widget.
• Navigate, share and favorite with peek and pop functionality for 3D touch phones.
• Bypass the box office line at many theaters with guaranteed tickets. If something comes up, you can return or exchange up to two hours before showtime through Fandango. Only with Fandango VIP.
• Enjoy the best of both worlds. Earn rewards points from our partners, including AMC Stubs, Regal Crown Club and more.
• Going with a group? Split the tickets with friends and get paid back with PayPal. No more IOUs.
• Head straight to the ticket-taker to have your barcode scanned with Mobile Ticket (participating theaters only; look for the Mobile Ticket icon).
• Introducing Fandango VIP +. This summer, rack up 150 VIP+ Points for every ticket you buy. Unlock a $6 reward for every 600 points you earn. Reap the rewards – the choice is yours: get movies to stream on FandangoNOW, discounts on Fandango tickets or FanShop movie gear.
• Use Apple Pay at checkout for faster and more secure ticket purchases.
• Access your account and safely authorize purchases with touch ID.
• Scan your credit card with your phone’s camera and instantly purchase movie tickets.
• Activate PayPal One Touch and checkout from home or on the go with the click of a button.
• Link your Disney Movie Rewards account directly to your Fandango VIP account and earn points for seeing Disney movies.
Extras for Apple Watch and iPad:
• With Apple Watch, check showtimes, view your countdown-to-showtime clock or directions to the theater and head straight to the ticket-taker to have your Mobile Ticket barcode scanned directly from your wrist (participating theaters only).
• On iPad, tap in to The Pulse for a real time snapshot of what’s selling on Fandango.
Plus, scroll through photos & videos – all optimized for iPad’s retina display.
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