The largest movie theater chain AMC adds support for crypto
American cinema chain AMC Theaters has begun accepting cryptocurrencies as a means of online payment. This was announced by the CEO of the company, Adam Aron.
Big newsflash! As promised, many new ways NOW to pay online at AMC.We proudly now accept: drumroll, please… Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin. Also Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal. Incredibly, they already account for 14% of our total online transactions! Dogecoin next. pic.twitter.com/a7pqYBm7HB— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) November 12, 2021
Users can pay for tickets using Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. According to Aron, the company will add support for Dogecoin in the future.
The movie theater chain announced that it will accept cryptocurrency as payment for tickets and concessions at all U.S. theaters back in August.
A month later, Aron promised to add support for Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts: you likely know @AMCTheatres has announced we will accept Bitcoin for online ticket and concession payments by year-end 2021. I can confirm today that when we do so, we also expect that we similarly will accept Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. pic.twitter.com/uKcFyQotoJ— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) September 16, 2021
Aaron later conducted a Twitter poll whether the company should integrate Dogecoin. More than 68% of survey participants spoke in favor, and two weeks later AMC was already accepting DOGE for digital gift cards.
I sincerely want to hear your opinion, via this Twitter Poll. By year-end 2021, AMC will take Bitcoin, Etherum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash for online payments. I hear from many on my Twitter feed we should accept Dogecoin too. Do you think AMC should explore accepting Dogecoin?— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) September 21, 2021
Huge news Dogecoin fans! As we work to accept online crypto payments, now you can buy @AMCTheatres digital gift cards (up to $200 per day) with Dogecoin and other cryptocurrency using a BitPay Wallet.Accepted on our web site, mobile app, and in theatres. https://t.co/hPubbeq4YG pic.twitter.com/dra7e23tc8— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) October 5, 2021
In October, the CEO also launched a similar poll for Shiba Inu. More than 81% of respondents agreed with the idea.
TWITTER POLL #2: As you know, you can now purchase AMC gift cards using cryptocurrency, and our IT group is writing code so that soon we can accept online payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dogecoin among others. Should we strive to take Shiba Inu too?— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) October 29, 2021
AMC Theaters isn't the only cinema chain to offer customers cryptopayments. This opportunity is provided by Regal Cinemas through the Flexa payment application.
AMC Theaters isn't the only movie theater chain to offer customers payment with cryptocurrencies. Regal Cinemas, AMC' main competitor and the second largest global cinema exhibitor, also provides this opportunity through the Flexa payment app.