menu

Fandango To Begin Offering Digital Ticketing At Select Theaters

Fandango To Begin Offering Digital Ticketing At Select Theaters
Advertising

The online ticketing giant will forgo physical copies of tickets to make going to the movies simpler and less stressful.

Dylan Schenker
  • 21 november 2011

Fandango is set to take online ticketing to the next stage by forgoing physical tickets all together. For a while now movie theaters have been offering automated ticket printing services for people who order their tickets online, ahead of time. Although this expedited the process it still resulted in the same long lines of people waiting to either print or purchase their tickets.

As a means of bypassing lines like this all together Fandango is set to offer digital tickets that can be scanned on smartphone screens. Thus, moviegoers will be able to go straight to the movie instead of waiting in the lobby for their movies to begin. It makes theaters less crowded and chaotic making the process both simpler for audiences as well as for the theaters themselves. This is especially true of tentpole and blockbuster films where fan fervor can overwhelm theaters and lead to stressful experiences for audiences.

Mobile ticket sales have contributed to Fandango’s growth as a company so it is only natural that they would start considering digital ticketing. In general, as iconic as ticket ripping and box offices are, there really is no reason in this day and age to have to pick up a physical copy of something that is purchased online. In the case of concerts, most venues have been using Will Call for quite some time so it makes sense that movie theaters would do something similar. The added convenience will further help Fandango’s sales but perhaps movie ticket sales in general.

A list of participating theaters can be found here.

Fandango

image courtesy Flickr user angus mcdiarmid

Advertising
Trending

Bringing Food Innovation To America's Crowded Milk Market

Food
Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: The Arrival Of The People-First Workplace

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX enumerate the reasons why companies need an employee-embracing workforce in order to exist

Financial Services Today

Device Makes Digital Currency Feel Tangible

The concept gadget wants you to experience the highs and lows of spending money

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Advertising Today

Lyft Gives Free Rides To Those Who Have Had Too Much To Drink

Thanks to a new partnership between the ride sharing service and Budweiser, drunk passengers are able to receive free rides

Design & Architecture Today

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

Related Expert

Lynn Casey

Branding, Digital Marketing, Media Relations

Augmented / Virtual Reality Today

NBC Is Planning To Stream The Presidential Debates In Virtual Reality

Partnering with AltspaceVR, the broadcaster offers another way for Americans to engage with the election season

Travel Today

What Happens When An Entire Airport Terminal Rebrands Itself?

JFK's Terminal 4 underwent a dramatic design facelift to guide and delight travelers

Home september 23, 2016

Watch This Fire Pit Dance Along To Your Favorite Song

Music City Fire is a system that is designed to flicker in time to ambient music

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed september 21, 2016

Creative Agency Founder: Using VR As A Race Relationship Tool

Maurice Bernstein, CEO and Founder of Giant Step, explores the value in transforming headsets from high-tech entertainment tools into empathy machines

PSFK Labs september 22, 2016

The Future Of Work: Why Innovation Is Every Employee’s Job

PSFK Labs sits down with management at Johnson & Johnson to learn how the company comes up with their next ‘big idea’

Automotive september 23, 2016

Slick GPS Navigator Gives Directions To Moped Riders

This small, round device attaches to a sideview mirror to display maps for safer traveling

Home september 23, 2016

A Clock That Beautifully Manages Your Information Overload

The wall-mounted timekeeper is made to help people maintain focus and stay up to date with their appointments

Arts & Culture september 23, 2016

Performance Piece Blends Dancers Into Folds Of Light

The work provides commentary on the increasing connection between programmed and analog dimensions

Design & Architecture september 23, 2016

Design Firm Adapts Childhood Homes For Unemployed Young Adults

The studio has unveiled three prototypes of transformed living spaces for people forced to move back in with their families

Health september 23, 2016

These Chocolate Squares Claim To Reverse The Aging Process

A group of researchers from Cambridge University have developed a candy bar that promises to give you a youthful glow

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Cities september 23, 2016

Food-Producing Architecture Competition Seeks To Better Feed Cities

A design challenge in Copenhagen highlights the need and beauty of urban farming

Health september 23, 2016

Wearable Monitors Sun Exposure To Prevent Sunburn

The clip monitors UV rays to make sure you're not receiving too much sunlight

Op-Ed september 23, 2016

Productivity Expert: The Magic Of The Five-Hour Workday

Stephan Aarstol, Founder of Tower Paddle Boards, explains why the modern notion of office hours needs to evolve

No search results found.