SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atom Tickets, the social entertainment ticketing platform, is teaming up with Goldstar, the company that makes it easier and more affordable for millions of people to discover live entertainment nationwide, to expand Atom Events’ list of local activities across multiple entertainment categories. Atom Events launched last week in three cities including Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles. Atom Events will become available to more cities in the coming months.
“Offering a broad range of activities in Atom Events has always been our intention and we’re thrilled to feature the extensive list of notable events from our newest partner, Goldstar. Since our launch last week, we’ve already seen a 10 percent increase in app traffic across launch cities with the most popular categories being food and drink events along with comedy shows,” said Matthew Bakal, Chairman and Co-founder of Atom Tickets. “The convenience of discovering movies along with other live local events is already driving greater interest in the Atom app.”
“The number one challenge the live entertainment industry faces is driving awareness for events. It’s why we’ve partnered with distribution channels like Atom Tickets – to help build more awareness,” said Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy. “We’ve also always had the mindset that live entertainment should be as easy and affordable for people as going to the movies. We’re excited to see showstoppers alongside blockbusters on their app.”
As a one-stop-shop for local events, Atom Events is designed to bring new entertainment seekers into the fold by powering the perfect weekend. Atom has made it dramatically easier to browse new movie releases, find local events and share details with friends. Event categories, powered by Goldstar and Eventbrite, include music, comedy, arts, food and drink, film and media.
Consumers in Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles can easily access the new “Events” tab in the bottom navigation bar of the Atom app. From there they can explore events by date or category and see all the event details including date, time, location, map, pricing and description.
About Atom Tickets
Atom Tickets is the first-of-its-kind social entertainment ticketing app. Backed by Lionsgate, Disney and Fidelity Management & Research Company, Atom Tickets allows consumers to search for films instantly, invite friends, buy tickets, pre-order concessions and more. The company’s advisory board includes Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Tyler Perry, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia who serve as resources to Atom in developing the most innovative and convenient theatrical movie experiences for consumers.
Since 2002, Goldstar has been on a mission to make it easy and affordable for both its 10 million members to discover live entertainment events, and for its 6,000 venue partners to sell out their shows. Loaded with one-of-a-kind features, Goldstar’s apps and site are designed to help people experience more local live events, including theater, comedy, concerts, dance, cabaret, food tours and everything in between -- all at prices that are typically half-off or better. For event organizers, producers, performing arts centers and promoters across the nation, Goldstar is an essential marketing tool that builds new audiences, increases overall revenue and reaches members who are only interested in one thing: live entertainment. To learn more, please visit Goldstar at www.goldstar.com.