(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Fandango and received via electronic mail. The release
was confirmed by the sender.) 
The Nation’s Leading Moviegoer Destination Signs New Pacts with
Four Exhibitors-- Muvico, Studio Movie Grill, Krikorian Premiere
Theatres and Penn Cinema--Offering Consumers More Online and
Mobile Ticketing Options to Enhance Their Moviegoing Experience 
LAS VEGAS/CINEMACON - April 16, 2013 - Fandango, the nation’s
leading moviegoer destination, announced today it has added four
new exhibitors, Muvico, Studio Movie Grill, Krikorian Premiere
Theatres and Penn Cinema, to its ever-expanding network of
theater chains. The recently-signed agreements will bring
Fandango’s state-of-the-art online and mobile ticketing
capabilities, including reserved seating and Paperless Mobile
Tickets, to an additional 500 screens in nine states
(California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, Arizona,
Georgia, Pennsylvania and Delaware), pushing the company’s
theater reach to more than 21,000 screens nationwide. 
The four deals follow on the heels of Fandango’s five-year
renewal of its long-term relationship with Regal Entertainment
Group, the nation’s largest theater circuit, representing 7,367
screens across the country. 
“Fandango is the premier online and mobile destination for
people who love going to the movies,” says Paul Yanover,
President of Fandango. “These new agreements with four of the
leading regional exhibitors expand our network of theaters in
key markets across the country, providing even more consumers
with the most comprehensive ticketing options and tools
available, to help them plan the ultimate moviegoing
With the addition of the new exhibitors, Fandango will offer
ticketing for nearly 75 percent of U.S. screens, with expanded
footprints in key markets across the country: 
Muvico - a nationwide circuit with premium megaplexes in
Florida, California and Illinois. 
Studio Movie Grill - the pioneer in first-run, dine-in theaters
with venues throughout Texas, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina
and Arizona. 
Krikorian Premiere Theatres - providing state-of-the-art
elegance to moviegoers throughout Southern California. 
·         Penn Cinemas - a family-owned circuit of world-class
theaters in Pennsylvania and Delaware. 
“We are thrilled to join the Fandango family,“ says Neil F.
Bretan, President and CEO of Muvico , “Fandango’s singular
ability to reach moviegoers across multiple platforms, along
with its extensive affiliate network, makes it the perfect fit
for Muvico.” 
“Our research showed us that twice as many people visited
Fandango than any other site for our movie showtimes,” says
Tearlach Hutcheson, director of film of Studio Movie Grill.
“Based on our customer demand, Fandango was an obvious move for
us to maximize selling tickets online and on mobile devices.” 
“Moviegoing is always a premiere event at Krikorian, with the
first-class theaters across Southern California,” says Todd
Cummings, VP of Operations for Krikorian Premiere Theatres, “and
Fandango helps us perfect that moviegoing experience. Their team
is on the forefront of theater technology, with their leading
mobile apps, site and conveniences, and Fandango stood out for
us as an online and mobile partner of choice.”
“Our decision to switch to Fandango for online and mobile
ticketing is an important part of providing the high-end service
our customers expect from us,” says Penn Ketchum, owner of Penn
Cinema Management Co., LLC. “In fact, like many of our
decisions, we were greatly influenced by requests and feedback
from our customers who told us they wished we would use
Fandango. We made the switch and are very happy we did.” 
In addition to offering moviegoers more ticketing options across
their online and mobile devices, Fandango has been adding more
content to its multiple platforms. Over the past few months it
has launched two original video series, the Webby Award-nominated “The Frontrunners,” and the recently released “Weekend
Ticket,” both hosted by renowned movie expert and Fandango’s
Chief Correspondent, Dave Karger. Last week, Fandango launched
its first audience-targeted destination called “Summer of
Action” (, featuring exclusive
content and advance ticketing for 14 of this summer’s biggest
blockbusters, including Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness,
Fast & Furious 6, Man of Steel, and The Lone Ranger. 
About Fandango 
Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination and an
NBCUniversal company, sells tickets to more than 21,000 screens
nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with
reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and
offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when
to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many
theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them
as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango is
available online at, via smartphones, tablets
and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango’s top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 33 million downloads, are
available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows
Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more
than 41 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film fans
find Fandango on Facebook at and on
About Muvico 
Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Muvico Entertainment, L.L.C.,
is a chain of premium motion picture megaplex theaters, with 152
screens in nine locations across Florida, California, and
Illinois. Muvico’s philosophy is to provide an integrated
entertainment experience through extensive amenities and the
latest in cutting-edge theater technology. For further
information please see 
About Studio Movie Grill 
Studio Movie Grill (SMG), known nationwide as the pioneer and
leader in the first-run, in-theater dining concept just opened
in Charlotte, NC,  and, with venues throughout Texas, Georgia,
Illinois, North Carolina and Arizona, has over 100 screens
nationally with more expansion on the way. New locations are
planned to open in 2013. For additional information, please
About Krikorian Premiere Theaters 
For almost 30 years, Krikorian Premiere Theatres has been
offering movie-lovers throughout Southern California with state-of-the-art theatres that reflect the grandeur and elegance of
the Movie Palaces from the Golden Era.  All seven current KPT
locations offer the best in digital projection and sound and the
company is always on the lookout for the next great innovation.
It is the refinement and quality of their theatres and staff
that really sets Krikorian Premiere Theatres apart from the rest
and what ensures that they can boast that at their theatres,
“Movie-going is always a Premiere Event.”  KPT currently
operates 89 screens throughout the L.A. and San Diego markets
with more to come soon.
About Penn Cinema 
Penn Cinema IMAX is an independent and family owned theater
circuit. Penn’s locations feature world-class amenities
including 15 screens and full-sized digital IMAX screens. PC is
proud of their ability to provide their customers with a world
class luxury presentation amidst the personal feel of a “mom and
pop” theater. Penn Cinema is also well known locally for their
active engagement with the communities. 
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