Fandango the movie tickets company was founded 16 years back i.e. on April 27, 2000, as Ticketmakers.com. They have their headquarters in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are into the business of selling movie tickets through online medium and telephones. The company focuses on helping out movie lovers to discover and buy the tickets. They also guides the customers with trending movie clips, new trailers, must watch movie lists etc. The company charges a nominal rate of premium for providing its services to the customers. The services include booking tickets, printing it out before the arrival at the show thus to avoid standing in the queue, reserving premium seats etc. The company’s website provides video clips, trailers, behind the scenes of some movie, interviews by actors and celebrities, reviews, as well as other fun stuff. As of March 5, 2015, Fandango provides consumers with memberships that gives them the option to exchange or cancel their orders before 2 hours to the ShowTime of their booked film. Fandango's Android app was recently claimed to be amongst Techland’s 50 Best Android Applications for 2013.
Another new innovation for the moviegoers was that of printing their own tickets at home and scanning the barcodes at the theaters to avoid long lines, which was offered by PrintTixUSA and by point-of-sale software seller functioned websites like ‘ticketmakers.com’.
Comcast, on April 11 2007, took control of Fandango, with plans to amalgamate it with a new entertainment website called "Fancast.com," set to launch by 2007. As Comcast bought a stake in NBC Universal in January 2011, Fandango and all other Comcast media assets were integrated into the company. Fandango announced an amalgamation with Yahoo! Movies thus became the official online and mobile ticketer offering 30 million users of the Yahoo! service.
Recently in January, Fandango announced its acquisition of M-GO, which would then be rebranded as ‘Fandango Now’. In the month of February it took over Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes from Time Warner's Warner Bros. Entertainment. According to the deal, Warner Bros. would become a known 30% shareholder of the combined Fandango company.The company is one of two famous internet advancing movie ticket sale sites, along with the other company ‘MovieTickets.com’. Fandango also gives the amazing perks to their customers with amazing offers and credits. Being a VIP member on the site will get you perks like free movies, music downloads, tickets, discounts, and various other offers. One can become the first one to watch movies along with getting special invites for movie screenings and events. The company started advertisements by making one or two-liner jokes on the company name through lunch bag puppets just before the previews. Their one famous advertisement segment is based on a popular song ‘We are the World’. Fandango’s site being user-friendly and updated helps customers to easily book tickets. It saves time of the users as they can enjoy the movie without stressing to stay in lines and queues. Even apps are launched for the customers to easily get the tickets, watch trailers, clips, Interviews etc.