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Online ticket-seller Fandango is set to announce Monday it has added some of the nation’s oldest movie palaces to its list of partners.
At the ShowEast conference in Florida, a Fandango executive will reveal that Bowtie Cinemas, founded in 1900 and the oldest chain in the country, is now a partner, as is the iconic TCL Chinese Theatres, founded by Sid Grauman in 1927 and known chiefly for its courtyard of handprints and footprints of movie stars.
The Chinese is also home to the world’s largest Imax theater while Bowtie boasts that among its 420 screens at 59 locations are the famous Ziegfeld Theater and Chelsea Cinemas in New York.
Other newly added movie exhibitors to be announced Monday are Megaplex Theatres, UlraStar Cinemas and Cinepolis. Also involved are Classic Cinemas, home of the Tivoli Theatre founded outside of Chicago in 1928, and Dipson Theatres, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
With the additions, Fandango, a subsidiary of Comcast’s NBCUniversal, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide.
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