What is Fandango?

Updated: May 16, 2019

Fandango connects moviegoers with movie times, tickets and trailers. Users can find theater locations, browse through movie reviews and purchase movie tickets in advance. Fandango accommodates over 36 million visitors, per month. Fandango can be used directly from their site or from their app. The Fandango app is available for Apple and Android. The Fandango app is also available for download on several TV streaming platforms (Roku, Firestick, etc.).

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Purchase Movie Tickets

Fandango’s main attraction allows users to purchase movie tickets ahead of time, online. Purchasing movie tickets online saves users wasted time spent in long lines and ensures the movie won’t sell out. Users can search by movie name, browse by state and state or zip to view movie times nearby. Since Fandango is accessible from their site and app, users can purchase movie tickets virtually anywhere, at any time.

To purchase movie tickets on Fandango, you’ll need an account - so it might be a good idea to join prior to making your purchase. When it’s time to purchase movie tickets on Fandango, first locate the movie time you’d like to purchase tickets for. Make sure to find the correct location, as well as day and time. Once you’ve found the desired showing, proceed to checkout. Movie tickets are available to use on the app and emailed to users. On the app, users can add Fandango reminders to their calendar (to make sure they don’t forget that showing!), as well as invite friends (if they’ve purchased more than 1 ticket).


Visitors can purchase showtime tickets to more than 26,000 screens, nation-wide. Fandango partners with over 40 Nation-wide exhibitors, such as: AMC

Movie Reviews

Users can search for movies by actors or keyword. Once users have found the movie they were searching for, trailers and movie details can be found. Users can also view Rotten Tomatoes and Users Reviews of a movies.

Other Fun Features

Users can browse through New Fandango Releases, New DVD Releases and endless movie trailers to find the right flick. Fandango features an array of Movie guides, such as the Family Movie Guide, Indie Movie Guide and House of Screams. Fandango also allows you to browse through actors to view their work.

Fandango VIP

A sensible option – the Fandango VIP membership connects a user’s Fandango, FandangoNOW and FanShop accounts. There’s absolutely no subscription required. Users can simply rent or purchase movies or TV shows as they go. So, users won’t have to worry about maintaining a monthly subscription – users only pay for what they want. A huge bonus to this membership is the ability to exchange or cancel purchased movie tickets, which regular Fandango members can’t do.

Fandango NOW

Watch 80,000 movies and TV shows with FandangoNow. Movies and TV shows are added daily. Users can watch from anywhere – even on the go. There’s no subscription needed to enjoy FandangoNow, but there is an option to upgrade to the Fandango VIP membership. With the upgraded membership, users can earn points as they go. Users can then cash those points in for free movies. FandangoNow also offers new releases that can’t be found on Netflix or Amazon Prime – both of which charge monthly subscriptions.


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