Posted on August 15, 2018 by staff

TickX adds cinema search engine to showreel


Technology start-up TickX has today launched a new cinema ticket search engine on its AI-powered platform.

The Manchester-based company says the move makes it “the only place in the country” to find and buy the best-priced tickets for events, attractions and cinema.

The new search engine collects results across the UK from every cinema, for every film and at every time show, and displays them in one place.

“Going to live entertainment is amazing but sometimes going out means relaxing and catching the latest film at the cinema,” said CEO Steve Pearce, who co-founded TickX alongside Sam Coley.

The pair, who were featured in our 35 Under 35 list earlier this year, launched the events price comparison site with £750,000 raised off their own back after turning down three offers from the Dragons on Dragons’ Den.

Pearce added: “Our research shows we’re a nation of cinema lovers, so we’re delighted to launch our cinema ticket search engine to make it easier than ever to find and buy the best tickets for the movies.”

Users can flick through film trailers on the TickX app, swiping right to like a film promo or left to dismiss it. This allows the company’s system to give recommendations based on their preferences.

In addition to cinema tickets, TickX customers can also find and buy the best-priced tickets to hundreds of thousands of gigs, comedy, festivals, attractions, theatre, club nights and sports.

Earlier this year TickX raised £3 million in a Series A funding round, led by BGF Ventures.

Now, with the investment, the firm is on a mission to become the global go-to destination for discovering and buying the best entertainment tickets.

TickX is now live in four European markets, including the UK, Ireland, Spain and The Netherlands, with further expansion across Europe is due later this year.