Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com provide local movie and showtime listings, and customers can purchase movie tickets through either website. Some official movie theater websites offer the same online services.
Most movie listing websites allow users to search for listings by entering their local information, such as their city or ZIP code. Once the information has been submitted, the nearest movie theaters appear with their showtime listings. Movie descriptions and movie trailers may also be available on various websites. Some websites have mobile apps that can access the same features. Depending on the film, the website might offer a free music download from the movie’s official soundtrack with an online ticket purchase.
As of 2015, Fandango.com offers its users sweepstakes and VIP memberships with exclusive benefits. Memberships are free and provide customers with theater rewards and special discounts. Making purchases with Fandango.com collects more rewards for members. Customers can also use an existing movie theater rewards card with a Fandango VIP membership. However, the movie theater must have a partnership with Fandango.
MovieTickets.com also provides customers the opportunity to enter sweepstakes. A list of the most popular films currently showing is available on the homepage, and exclusive interviews and original Web series are also available.