Honda CR-V will drive you to the summer movies with Fandango

Posted on Wed May 20 2009

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Are rising gas prices threatening to put the kibosh on your summer road-trip plans? Maybe if you had a new fuel-sipping Honda CR-V, which gets 27 miles to the gallon, you and your inner Clark Griswold could take to the highway without breaking the bank. It's a subtle message, but it's there on Fandango, a movie-ticketing Web service with a new feature that geographically pegs some of the year's biggest blockbusters. The automaker signed on as a sponsor of the site, which has premiere photos, weekly polls, trivia and contests. And it gives detailed info for the superfan who wants to take a closer look at filming locations. For example, the apocalyptic action flick Terminator Salvation might be set in Los Angeles but it was actually shot in Albuquerque, N.M.. And James T. Kirk's hometown in Star Trek looks like rural Iowa farmland but it's really Bakersfield, Calif. As part of its summer movie push, Fandango has also released a top 10 list of its users' favorite road-trip movies. The comedy Road Trip was a ringer, but also making the list were Borat, Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, Pee-wee's Big Adventure and, of course, National Lampoon's Vacation. What, no Are We There Yet? Right, that's what your kids will say from the backseat.

—Posted by T.L. Stanley



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