Ticket Buying: Entertainment, Sports, and Movies
We look for everything online, and tickets to events and performances are no exception. Whether you want to see the Super Bowl or Any Given Sunday, if a ticket is required for it, you can buy it online. Below, we’ve recommended the best and most trusted sites for purchasing sports, concert, theater, special events, and movie tickets.
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If you frequent the movies, you’ve seen many ads for telephone and Internet presales of tickets. Below you’ll find our top two choices for movie ticket sites, useful for both buying tickets and finding showtimes.
- When you buy a ticket online, you’re probably going to be charged a small booking fee in addition to the ticket price. Also be sure to note whether you have to print the ticket at home or collect it at the theater.
- If you’re picking up a ticket at the theater, make sure to bring the credit card you used for the purchase with you to the theater; you’ll need that card to confirm your ID or retrieve tickets from the machine.
provides information and movie reviews, lists showtimes, finds theaters, and sells tickets. Review the site’s “Help
” page if you’re new to buying tickets online. Or just dive in: the site’s material is well presented, and instructions are easy to follow. Sign up for an account to opt for express checkout, which saves your billing information.
allows you to search for nearby theaters by zip code, or search for a specific film. Find a list of all theaters that sell tickets online, and then a list of theaters that don’t sell tickets online, but display movies and showtimes. Fandango and MovieTickets.com each only sell tickets to specific theaters; the advantage to MovieTickets.com is that you can see what your other options are in case you want to buy tickets at the theater. Sign up for a free membership to purchase tickets and to save your favorite theaters.
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