Movie tickets and an overflowing box of popcorn.
Movie tickets and popcorn. Photo from Pixabay. 

Fandango, the Los Angeles-based digital movie information and ticketing network, announced Friday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire, an online movie ticketer that operates in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Latin America.

The deal — terms were not disclosed — is subject to customary closing conditions and is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter. will continue to operate from its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.

According to a statement issued by Fandango, the addition of will further its “goal of full national coverage, ensuring that moviegoers can purchase advance tickets to their favorite local theaters anytime, anywhere and on any device.”

The acquisition “will bring to Fandango’s ticketing network new exhibitors, including National Amusements, Cineplex, Landmark Theatres and Marquee Cinemas, as well as many independent theater chains. It will also expand the company’s footprint in Latin America, and establish a ticketing presence in Canada and the United Kingdom for the first time.”

In addition to building its domestic business, Fandango earlier this year launched online and mobile ticketing destinations at in Brazil and Fandango Latin America to service multiple Latin American countries, including Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia. The addition of will help Fandango increase its presence in Latin America, especially in the countries of Argentina and Mexico, company officials said.

–City News Service

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