Paramount Pictures launched a new app Monday that lets you book tickets to see the new Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon movie through Facebook and The Transformers Facebook Page allows you to buy tickets with your friends directly from Facebook. This isn’t the first time Facebookers have been able to buy tickets via the social network and you can share your preferred screening times and theaters with your friends and easily book tickets from the messages that you send each other……….
Paramount Pictures has joined forces with social commerce outfit 8thBridge to promote the movie Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon via Facebook and you can now purchase tickets to Transformers: Dark of the Moon directly on the social network. To ourchase tickets you have to Like the Transformers Facebook Page. You can then buy tickets at the movie ticketing store and can invite your friends to their own as well. A Transformers 3 movie trailer and online ticketing feature will also begin appearing in your News Feed. 8thBridge says it is helping bring the movie industry to Facebook in 2011. In addition to the Paramount Pictures team, Fandango and MovieTickets.com also helped to get the project going. “The launch of Transformers 3 is a big step towards reshaping online shopping around people instead of webpages,” Wade Gerten, founder and CEO of 8thBridge, said in a statement. “We’re making it easier to go out to the movies by bringing movie ticketing out to you and your friends. Facebook is a perfect place for customers to plan a night out at the movies.” This isn’t the first time Facebook users have been able to buy tickets via the social network. In June 2010, Disney launched Disney Tickets Together, which let users preorder passes to Toy Story 3 and as the name implies, invite their friends along. At the time, the company promised more movies would become available for both rental and purchase on a regular basis over the coming months. Later that month, WBDD offered added five more movies. No more movies have been added since then and we haven’t heard anything from WBDD.