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AMC Now Accepts Cryptocurrency

Moviegoers can now book AMC tickets online using several cryptocurrencies.

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AMC Entertainment Holdings, the largest theater chain worldwide, has launched online crypto payments. AMC theaters will now accept payments in four different cryptocurrencies.

AMC Now Accepts BTC, ETH, and More

Adam Aron, CEO of the theater chain AMC, has announced on Twitter that the theater company now officially accepts cryptocurrency.

This means that going forward, customers can use four cryptocurrencies—Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)—as a means of payment while booking movie tickets online. AMC also plans to accept Dogecoin (DOGE) next, Aron confirmed.  Aron further claimed that crypto already makes up 14% of all of AMC’s online transactions.

With one phrase in his tweet, “Dogecoin Next,” Aron appeared to confirm that the company plans to accept Dogecoin (DOGE) soon. This move is not as surprising, given that AMC began allowing Dogecoin as a payment option for gift cards in October.

Founded in 1920, AMC is the largest movie theater company in the world, with over 11,000 screens and about 1,000 venues globally. Its decision to support crypto payments has been hailed as a huge step for crypto adoption.

AMC initially expressed interest in cryptocurrency during a Q2 investor call to improve its payments systems.

Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author of this piece owned ETH and several other cryptocurrencies. 

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