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Entrepreneur Matthew Bakal Talks about Atom Tickets’ Innovative Ticketing for Cinema Fans

Enjoy Benjamin P.’s interview with Matthew Bakal, co-founder and chairman, Atom Tickets.  Matthew has a unique background that includes extensive experience on both the creative and financial sides of the media business.

Matthew has worked for Warner Bros., Mandate Pictures, Good Universe and IBM entertainment consulting. He has structured financial deals that balance creative ambitions with bottom line prudence. Previously at Lionsgate Entertainment, he oversaw day-to-day business development opportunities and strategic initiatives. Matthew wants more people to see more movies, and he thinks there should be an easier way for the industry to match movie supply with consumer demand. All this experience contributed to the spark that has become Atom and our successful capital raise. Matthew holds an AB in English and American Literature from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Matthew’s favorite movie is Caddyshack. But maybe Airplane. Or perhaps Animal House.

Atom Tickets is an award-winning startup based in Santa Monica, California, the heart of “Silicon Beach.” Atom Tickets changes the way people go to the movies with its revolutionary social movie ticketing app and website.

Backed by Lionsgate, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fidelity Management & Research Company, Atom Tickets is enabled on more than 20,000 screens across the U.S. including AMC Theatres, Cinemark, Harkins Theatres, National Amusements’ Showcase Cinemas and many more. Atom’s user-friendly and socially driven interface allows movie lovers to search for films instantly, invite friends, buy tickets, pre-order concessions and enjoy a VIP experience at the theater. The platform’s innovative marketing solutions and young, diverse user-base help studios, exhibitors and brands reach their target audience and maximize revenue opportunities. Bloomberg, Forbes, USA Today, Variety and TechCrunch are just a few of the influential media outlets covering how Atom makes it easier than ever to go to the movies. https://www.atomtickets.com/

Interview by Benjamin P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14

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