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I have edited the article which was a large percentage negative (not NPOV) toward Fandango, Inc. for charging a mere $1.50 for using their services. Of course this should be mentioned, but negative comments did not need to be made about a business actually charging money for their services. Using Fandago is a convienence, and the phrase "PRICE GOUGING" which was in the article implies that they are charging too much money when consumers have no alternative on how to get the product. They can go to the theatre box office and avoid paying the $1.50 easily...if they want to not wait in line they choose to patronize Fandango and pay the fee. Also the fact that "many people" feel that it is unfair is ad populum/hasty generalization that I have never heard about Fandango before (I work for a movie exhibitor and use/talk to others that use Fandango) without any reference other than the author's "first hand" accounting Penguincube 02:25, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 06:47, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Fandango and movies.com[edit]

I recently reverted an edit that was full of profanity, negative WP:POV, and unsourced claims of criticisms against the new moives.com as acquired by Fandango. At first, I thought the edit was complete vandalism, however, a check of the front page of movies.com today (6/18/2008) shows an announcement that movies.com has joined the Fandango family. (Direct quote: "Movies.com has joined the Fandango family! Learn more." The "learn more" link, however, is javascript and not reproducible here.) Therefore, there may be some value to the edit I removed, if it can be cleaned up. I couldn't get enough text out of it to make it usable, since I can't confirm the date it happened and I doubt it happened in the future (tomorrow), but it is possible someone else would like to. (The IP that made the edit 97.86.125.49, shows up as located in St. Louis, MO, USA, where it is most definitely not yet 6/19/2008.) As such, I'm not re-adding any of the text I reverted. The diff is here, should anyone else wish to research this and add a sentence about the movies.com acquisition. ⇔ ÆS dt @ 19:54, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


New Logo and Content Hi. I work for Fandango.com and wanted update the content and logo. I erased the logo you guys had because it was an outdated one. When I tried to upload the new one it wouldn't let me. Would you put an updated one back? I can send it to you if you need it. Also, I have some updated content I would like you guys to incorporate into the page. I have included it below. Thanks and let me know if you any questions. Jenny

OVERVIEW Fandango, the nation’s largest movie information and ticketing service, sells tickets to more than 15,000 screens. One of the Web’s top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango entertains and informs moviegoers 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 wireless mobile devices at mobile.fandango.com.

HISTORY Fandango was formed in 2000 by seven of the 10 largest movie exhibitors in the U.S. The goal was to create a company that would make the movie-planning and moviegoing experience more convenient and fun for consumers. These exhibitors continue as both partners in Fandango.

Website: www.fandango.com

Wireless: mobile.fandango.com or text your ZIP Code to FNDGO (36346)

Phone: 1-800-FANDANGO; nationwide and toll-free

PARTNERS: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, CineArts Theatres, Cinebarre, Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Hollywood Theatres, IMAX, Kerasotes Theatres, Majestic Crest Theatre, Premiere Theatres, R/C Theatres, Wehrenberg Theatres and Winchester Theatres.

Services: Fandango offers ticket purchases up to 45 days in advance of the opening date of the movie; Print at Home tickets and in-theater ticket pick-up kiosks which allow moviegoers to bypass the box office; Fandango Bucks, movie gift certificates; Casual gaming at Fandangofun.com; personalized favorite theater list; movie showtimes; user and critic reviews, trailers, synopses and cast lists; theater directions and amenities; and promotional codes for bulk purchase by organizations and corporations.

Fandango sells tickets to approximately 15,000 screens and to four out of the five largest U.S. theater circuits (according to National Association of Theater Owners, June 2006). Fandango’s network of theaters span across the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska, and Canada.

Jennyabaker (talk) 23:37, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

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