Anyone else use print-at-home movie tickets?

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  1. AaronJB

    AaronJB Second Unit

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    For the first time a couple of days ago, I used Fandango's "print-at-home" ticket system. I rarely order tickets ahead of time (I just don't go when it's that crowded, I guess), but I thought it would be a good idea for "Lord of the Rings".

    I walk into the theater - it's about noon on Christmas Eve. There's a few lines about 50 people deep looking to buy tickets for whatever was playing (it was a 18-screen theater).

    I walked by all of them and simply gave the printed sheet of paper to the ticket taker, who scanned it. Tickets popped up, and I was able to go right in. The people in line behind me looked stunned and I had to explain how it works.

    It's a very cool system, though. Hopefully it'll be in use at more theaters across the country soon.
     
  2. Paul Jenkins

    Paul Jenkins Supporting Actor

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    we use it all the time, i hate standing in line [​IMG]
    the only downside is the tickets are non-refundable, non-changeable. so, for example, when I bought Harry Potter tickets for my kids on a Saturday and my wife then informed me I forgot about a birthday party they had to go to, I had to eat the ticket costs, go see the movie without the kids, or sell the tickets at the door.
     
  3. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    I've used the system once. The theater I went to was not equipped with the ticket scanner-you just showed the taker the printed page and he let your party in. I agree that it's a great innovation. Just sort of funny that the ticket didn't say how many tickets were paid for-the taker just took my word that 10 people were in my group.

    Bruce
     
  4. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

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    The local theater doesn't support Print-at-home tickets. Basically, here, you charge them to your credit card through moviefone.com or whatever, and then they pop out of the ticket machine and you take them. I hope they support it soon, as it's just plain easier for me.
     

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