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AMC Theaters Now Lets You Buy Movie Tickets With Bitcoin

AMC Theaters Now Lets You Buy Movie Tickets With Bitcoin

AMC Theaters, which is probably the king of memes, promised in August that you'll be able to pay for tickets and concessions with bitcoin by the end of the year, and now, you can do just that.

Bitcoin isn't the only cryptocurrency you'll be able to use; According to a tweet by CEO Adam Aron (via Cointelegraph), AMC is also accepting Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin for online purchases. It also states that you can pay online with Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal.

Note that Aaron only highlights payment methods for online purchases, so don't think you can use crypto to buy anything in person at the theater. Aaron also said that the new payment methods “already account for 14% of our total online transactions”, but it is unclear whether this number refers to cryptocurrencies or covers all the methods listed in his tweet. AMC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

I don't own cryptocurrency, so I can't personally verify how to use it to buy things online with AMC. However, at checkout on AMC's website, PayPal is listed as a payment method with a note that it "supports cryptocurrencies." Presumably, this means you will need to log in with your PayPal account and select any cryptocurrency that is accessible there to pay for tickets or concessions. At the moment the only way to pay with cryptocurrency at AMC appears to be PayPal, so if you prefer to use a different method, you may be out of luck right now.

And if you want to pay with Dogecoin? That's "next," Aaron says. The company is also exploring the Shiba Inu cryptocurrency.

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