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What is Fathom Events?

Simply put, we are a Specialty Distributor. We are North America’s largest event cinema distributor and distribute special engagements that play in theaters for 5+ days. We bring a wide variety of live and pre-recorded content to the big screen and at scale. We’ve got something for everyone:

  • Live concerts and sporting events
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • Broadway stage productions
  • Fathom’s Big Screen Classics
  • Anime favorites
  • Faith and Inspirational titles
  • Fathom First premieres
  • Series finales

We even broadcast live Q&A’s with featured stars, directors, and producers, all through our network of over 2000 screens nationwide. We call it the “DBN” – our very own Digital Broadcast Network, and it’s magic!

How long has Fathom Events been around?

We started in 2002 as a test in a few theaters, and quickly became a popular alternative for on-screen entertainment. We’re owned by the three largest U.S. theater chains – AMC, Cinemark, and Regal – and we’re ranked as the 9th largest U.S. movie distributor in the nation.

Are Fathom Events like regular movies?

Our content plays on the big screen for a night or two and sometimes for a week or more, but some unique added value always accompanies our content. Think concerts, boxing matches, panel discussions, and cast Q&A sessions broadcast live across the country in real-time. Some events even include a sneak peek into backstage access, talent intros, and behind-the-scenes bonus footage. We’re also known for bringing live talent for meet and greets and red carpets.

What’s the difference between a ‘Series’ and an ‘Event’?

We bring a variety of content to the big screen. Some events play once, while others, such as The Metropolitan Opera, Fright Fest, and The Saint Series, are a collection of titles that play throughout the year and share commonalities.

What are the benefits of attending a Fathom event? 

Seeing a Fathom event is a terrific way to experience live shows and special engagements close to home without paying for expensive seats or enduring big crowds. Plus, you’ll have easy access to delicious concessions, a high-definition picture, and dynamic sound. No inconvenient parking, plane tickets, or hotel stays are required.

Why don’t you offer your events on DVD or Blu-Ray?

Our passion is cinema, and our specialty is bringing you great events to the big screen!

How do I send Fathom event information to friends? 

You’ve got options! Connect with us on social and share with friends. We’re @fathomevents on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. Prefer to share an email? No problem. Sign up here.

If I sign up for your newsletter, what do you do with my information?

We respect your privacy and never sell your information. We only collect your name, email address zip code and genre preference. For the fine details, check out our  Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Theater Policies
Why isn’t the event playing at my favorite theater?

Unfortunately, not every theater is a part of the Fathom Network. And in some cases theaters don’t have the technology required to show certain events. The best way to bring our event to a non-Fathom theater is to let the theater manager know what you’d like to see so they may reach out to us to join the Fathom Network.

Why are there tickets available for sale at one theater and not another for the same event?

Unfortunately, not all theaters show our events. In addition, for some events, online ticketing may not be set up yet. Lastly, not every cinema within Fathom’s theater network has the technology required to show all of our events. We suggest checking back often as we’re always adding locations.

Ticketing Issues
Where can I buy tickets and check showtimes? 

Easy-peasy. Check out showtimes and easily grab your tickets in advance at You can also visit your local cinema’s website or box office.

If I buy a ticket online, how do I get it?

Once you purchase your tickets online (via website or app), you can either print out the email confirmation, or show your confirmation page right from your smartphone at the theater.

What if I didn’t receive a confirmation for my online ticket purchase? 

While we distribute events to theaters, we don’t sell tickets to our events. All tickets are sold by the theater (via box, office, website or app) or by a ticketing aggregator like Atom Tickets or Fandango. Please reach out to them directly so they may assist you with your concerns.

You have upcoming events listed, but I can’t figure out how to buy tickets. What’s going on? 

If there is not a “Get Tickets” button on the event page then the event is not on sale yet. Once tickets go on sale, the website will be updated. Keep checking back!

Do you offer group ticket discounts?

Fathom does not sell tickets to its events thus is cannot offer group discounts. Please check out our Group Sales page to connect directly with your favorite theater to see what is possible.

How do I get a refund or exchange my tickets?

Fathom Events does not manage or engage in any ticketing transactions. Please reach out to the ticketing partner or theater from where you purchased your ticket to learn about their refund and exchange policies.

Why are Fathom events sometimes priced differently than a regular movie ticket? 

Fathom Events offers unique, cinematic experiences often paired with never-before-seen content that does warrant different pricing than a regular movie. Fathom works with the participating theater circuits to recommend the best value for your entertainment dollar. Prices vary across theater circuits and locations.

How do I sign up for the Fathom Newsletter?

To receive our newsletter containing upcoming Fathom Event information, please click here.

How do I sign up to receive event alerts about certain genres of Fathom Events?

Fathom Events offers alerts about events via email! To sign up for specific genres of events, click “Update my preferences” at the bottom of any Fathom email.

How do I unsubscribe from email and mobile alerts?

You may unsubscribe from any email by simply clicking unsubscribe in the footer of any Fathom email. Note it may take up to seven days before we can completely remove you from the mailing list.

How do I submit a comment about an upcoming or past event? 

You can submit comments on the individual event pages on our website or you can connect with us via our social media channels, Facebook or Twitter.

How do I contact Fathom for general questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Send us an EMAIL.

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A member of our staff will aim to return your email within 48 business hours.

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Fathom is the 11th largest distributor of content to movie theaters in North America. The company ranks alongside Hollywood’s major studios, with limited screening dates and showtimes.