Atom Tickets, the mobile-first movie ticketing platform, announced Thursday (Dec. 15) it will integrate Chase Pay as a preferred method of payment in 2017.
In a press release, Atom Tickets said customers will be able to use Chase Pay in the Atom Tickets app and on the website to pay for tickets and pre-order concessions from over 15,000 U.S. screens, as well as purchase movie-related merchandise. “Atom Tickets has created an entertainment platform that’s valuable and engaging. By combining that with Chase Pay’s seamless payment process, we will give customers an experience that’ll be easy to use again and again,” said Teresa Walker, executive director of Chase Commerce Solutions, in the press release.
In addition to pre-ordering tickets and movie snacks, Atom Tickets enables moviegoers to coordinate trips to movies with friends, while allowing each person to pay separately. “Our number one goal is always convenience, and that includes letting users pay how they want,” said Ameesh Paleja, CEO and cofounder of Atom Tickets, in the same press release. “Atom is the only movie ticketing platform that allows users to plan a movie night with friends and pay separately, and Chase Pay brings it all together as the preferred method of payment.”
Atom Tickets is partnering with companies in addition to Chase, including Disney, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas. “This is perfect collaboration to deliver a mobile-first experience because we are combining our drive to transform the movie-going experience with Chase’s payment innovation,” said Matthew Bakal, executive chairman and cofounder of Atom Tickets, in the press release.
Atom’s app currently services 15,000 screens, with plans to grow considerably throughout 2017. Though far fewer than ticketing big dog Fandango’s 28,000 screens with its Facebook integration, Atom Tickets’ design may give it a leg-up on the competition. The app uses predictive data analytics to suggest films based on previous orders and information from users’ linked social media accounts.