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.
With theaters experiencing major losses due to lack of customers, Atom tickets is betting that moviegoers will want to return to theaters if you make things more convenient for them.
The company began in a few select locations, then went nationwide, as well as internationally by expanding into Canada, in 2016.
Television viewers are familiar with this ad, which has been placed in many prime time locations.
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.
In June 2018, the company launched a free ticket reward program for their users in competition with Fandango.
Company headquarters are currently located in Santa Monica, California.