The pacts with Cinemark and Regency Cinemas add 1.400 more screens to Fandango‘s paperless ticket service, more than doubling its offerings after the company already had deals with Regal Entertainment, Reading Cinemas and Hollywood Theatres. That brings the total screens using the service to more than 2,600. Fandango said 23% of its ticket sales are mobile-based. With paperless tickets, users receive a barcode on their phones, which can be taken directly to the theater’s ticket-taker. The news comes the same month the online ticketseller reported a record 127% increase in sales during first-quarter 2012, and just ahead of the year’s first tentpole summer movie, Marvel’s The Avengers, which opens May 4.
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