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What is Atom?

Atom is an Android and iOS app designed to make going to the movies easy again.

We've simplified everything from finding the movie you want to see, to coordinating with friends, to buying concessions, all while making it easier to save. Atom is movie-going for the twenty-first century.

Stay tuned - Atom is currently in a limited number of cities, but is expanding soon.

Let us notify you when we've launched in your city:

Anyone can still use Atom to browse movie showtimes and plan with friends.

The Atom App

We've redesigned the movie-going experience from the ground up.


Buy your tickets and concessions through Atom and skip the lines when you get to the theater. Just pick up your concessions and go.


Make and share plans instantly. No more texts or emails to plan the perfect movie night with friends.


When you get to the theater, you’ve already paid. No need to pull out your wallet or mess with cash.

Pay Separately

Stop paying your friends back with popcorn and IOU’s. Atom makes it easy to go with your friends without paying for your friends.

Who We Are

We are a team of movie-lovers, tech geeks, and app gurus, based out of Santa Monica, California. We work hard to make movies easy.


Ameesh Paleja
Co-founder + CEO
Ameesh is an accomplished engineer and technology executive. After starting his career at Microsoft, he moved across town to join a small company called Amazon.com. At Amazon, he focused on building software and services that allowed the company to sell digital goods that didn’t come in little brown boxes. Ameesh helped launch Prime Instant Video, Amazon’s Appstore, Cloud Drive, and the Kindle product line. He then became the founding employee of Amazon’s digital R&D facility in Southern California, where he oversaw 550+ employees. Much of Atom's design was born of Ameesh’s frustration with planning a night out at the movies with friends. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, and holds 16 patents. He is not very good at poker but would be happy for you to invite him to a friendly game.

Ameesh’s favorite movie is Gladiator (followed closely by Star Trek VI).
Matthew Bakal
Co-founder + Chairman
Matthew has a unique background that includes extensive experience on both the creative and financial sides of the media business. He 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.
Geoff Shaevitz
Geoff has spent the last 19 years in the film industry. He has been a development executive at Warner Bros., Summit Entertainment, and currently oversees the Summit label for Lionsgate Entertainment. He has worked on all sorts of movies, ranging from Batman Begins and Twilight to Red and Now You See Me. His desire to collaborate on Atom stems from his belief that all people (young, old, and everything in between) want to go out to the movies with friends – they just haven’t had the right tools. Geoff holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In addition to being a film executive, Geoff is an avid chef and a horrible dishwasher.

Geoff’s favorite movie is Black Hawk Down.
Alex Rouse
Head of Product
Ever since founding a software startup in college, Alex has been passionate about using mobile technology to solve customer problems and build products that delight users. Prior to Atom, Alex worked for Amazon for 6 years and led a team that built digital products used by millions of people on Kindle Fire, Fire TV, and other devices. On a daily basis, Alex is involved with Atom’s continuing transformation from a great idea into a real, user-friendly app, but he’s always game to take a quick break if it involves motorcycle racing or working on cars. Alex holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Alex’s favorite movie is A Few Good Men (or really anything written by Sorkin).

Contact Us

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Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 627-2866 (ATOM)