AMC Theatres to Accept Bitcoin, Ether for Online Payments

CEO Adam Aron said dogecoin will be next.

Nov 12, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. UTC
Updated Nov 12, 2021 at 7:43 p.m. UTC

AMC Theatres, the largest movie theater chain in the U.S., will now accept bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies for online payments, CEO Adam Aron said.

  • Following reports in August that AMC would be accepting crypto for tickets and concessions later in the year, Aron confirmed that the service is now in operation.
  • “As promised, many new ways NOW to pay online at AMC. We proudly now accept: drumroll, please… bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, litecoin,” he tweeted on Friday.
  • He also indicated that dogecoin will be the next crypto added. AMC began accepting doge as payment for gift cards in partnership with BitPay in October.
  • AMC has 593 U.S. theaters and 335 international locations.

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