, the major U.S. movie ticket purchasing web site, is currently off-line for transactions.

Transactions are not going through, and the web site is doing pre-authorizations (on attempted purchases) that subsequently never complete.

The Fandango customer service phone lines are also swamped, with "unusually high hold times" and voicemail-type messages telling customers about the current billing glitches and asking for their patience.

Their IT department must be in crisis mode right now. Meanwhile my Fandango-loving friends are really upset on this Friday night.