Being a new Groupon subscriber is like being a movie star: you get to eat at top restaurants, enjoy VIP status at movie premieres, and be constantly photographed by people hiding in bushes. Today's Groupon—offered exclusively to new subscribers—gets you one movie ticket for $4 (up to a $12 value) on Fandango, for redemption at any of Fandango's partner theaters. Your promotional code must be redeemed online by October 27, 2010. Buyers must pay any balance due by credit or debit card if the ticket price (including online-convenience fee) exceeds the maximum $12 value.
An online meeting space and informational source for cinephiles and reelcrawlers, Fandango acts as a hassle-free ticketing liaison to more than 16,000 screens across the United States. Skip long lines without the need for impeccable manners or dangerous cloaking devices with its online stub service, which gives moviegoers an advance stake in seats and first dibs on answering on-screen trivia about Hollywood's most famous gaffers. Feel free to browse Fandango's handy summer-movie guide and the list of movies in theaters, or get a taste for today's upcoming films and tomorrow's epic voiceover talent in the trailers section.
You may choose to print your tickets at home with the easy online instructions or leave them on reserve at your chosen venue (where available), then head over on a whim—calmly breezing past pushy parking-lot scalpers and hypnotic popcorn smells before fluttering into a comfy seat, front and center. Though films are no longer prefaced with densely symbolic existential cartoons about roadrunners and newsreels of Herbert Hoover catching a cannonball in his solar plexus, today's Groupon to Fandango lets you enjoy movies in their purest, most hassle-free form.