Apple and Fandango Partner to Bring Movie Tickets to Your iPhone
Fandango today announced the availability of its popular Mobile Ticket in Apple’s Passbook App, which is part of Apple’s updated iOS 6 operating system. This is certainly the beginning of the end for ticket stub collectors.
Passbook, for those aren’t in the know, is Apple’s new “digital wallet,” which stores all tickets, coupons – anything with a bar code, really.
Fandango’s paperless and scannable Mobile Ticket feature, now available at 2,600 screens across the country, enables moviegoers to get their movie tickets sent to their phones as mobile barcodes. With these paperless tickets, film fans can simply show their iPhone or iPod touch to the theater ticket-taker, bypassing the box office windows and kiosks. The ticket-taker then scans Fandango’s Mobile Ticket for easy entrance to the fall season’s hottest films.
“Mobile Ticket in Passbook is a great way for Fandango fans to keep their tickets in one place and quickly access them on their iPhone or iPod touch,” said Fandango Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Butler. “Fandango moviegoers can now bypass the box office at select nationwide theaters because their Mobile Ticket in Passbook will use time and location data to automatically display their scannable movie ticket as soon as they arrive.”
Eulogy for ticket stubs begins at 5 p.m. Meanwhile, we have to wonder how long it will be before the wallet is extinct as well?