Atom Tickets was founded in 2014 by friends Matthew Bakal and Ameesh Paleja, two movie lovers who were frustrated that it wasn’t easier to get together with friends and see a movie without some major planning.
This pair created a mobile app which allows users to notify friends quickly about an upcoming movie, buy tickets online, even purchase your concession items at a discount, all from the comfort of wherever you are.
The company began in a few select locations, then went nationwide, as well as internationally by expanding into Canada, in 2016.
The founders feel that young viewers (under 25) are turning away from theaters and need something different to attract them.
The company has stated in interviews that they might expand this model to include dining out, reservations, group sales, and advanced concession sales at other venues, such as sporting events.
Company headquarters are currently located in Santa Monica, California.