Atom Tickets, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based mobile movie ticket app maker, will enable users to pay via Chase Pay early next year, as JPMorgan Chase & Co. spreads its digital payments solution beyond brick-and-mortar merchants.
Chase Pay will go live within Atom Tickets at 15,000 U.S. movie theater screens, the companies said in a press release this month.
Atom enables consumers to search for films, invite friends and pre-pay for movie tickets and concessions online or within its app, eliminating paper tickets and bypassing lines at theaters. Users scan a QR code at the theater entrance and at concession stands to collect purchases.
“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,” said Ameesh Paleja, Atom Tickets’ co-founder and CEO, in the release.
Atom Tickets, launched in 2014, has raised more than $60 million with backing from Walt Disney Co., Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and Twentieth Century Fox.
Chase Pay, announced in late 2015, launched as a standalone app last month. Consumers can check out with Chase Pay at Starbucks and Best Buy, and next year Chase Pay will be available at gasoline and convenience store outlets of Shell Oil, Phillips 66, Conoco, 76, and also at retailers including Walmart, ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer. Mobile payments platform LevelUp also recently announced plans to integrate with Chase Pay.