As superhero blockbusters dominate one half of the movie industry and Disney the other half, there leaves no room for the small independent films. But while online we can only opine the meager box office numbers of Booksmart, AMC Theatres is doing something about it. AMC Theatres, the world’s largest exhibitor, is launching a new marketing and programming initiative called AMC Artisan Films that will boost smaller films and hopefully get more people in the the theaters to see mid-budget, critically acclaimed hits like Late Night instead of Avengers: Endgame for the 50th time.
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Last summer, AMC Theatres introduced its AMC Stubs A-List subscription service for movie tickets. On a recent corporate earnings call, the company’s CEO laid out a plan to improve that service for its users, specifically highlighting how they’ll be opening it up to users too young to obtain a driver’s license.
But it’s not all good news. The theater chain is also raising the prices of screenings that fall on its “discount Tuesday” from $5 up to $7 in some markets. Read about the new changes at AMC below. Read More »
The box office frenzy for Avengers: Endgame begins in just two days with the first sneak preview screenings beginning at 6:00 P.M. (local time) in theaters everywhere. When tickets went on sale, the demand was so high that ticketing websites had extensive waits and some theater sites even crashed. But when it comes to making sure anyone and everyone can see Avengers: Endgame as soon as possible, one theater chain has fans covered.
AMC Theatres will be keeping some of their most popular locations open for 72 hours straight in order to give fans the maximum amount of opportunities to see Avengers: Endgame. That means some screenings will be happening overnight Thursday into Friday, in the early hours of the morning, and that’s before the weekend even begins. Find out more about the extensive Avengers Endgame showtimes below. Read More »
Where were you during the Great Ticket Rush of 2019? No, it wasn’t for a concert, nor was it for some once-in-a-lifetime event. It was for the pre-sale tickets of Avengers: Endgame. Fans who waited a year to find out what happened after The Snap were faced with another long wait as websites broke down and digital queues stretched into an hour. But in those first hours, Avengers: Endgame was already breaking records.
The number of Endgame tickets bought in the first six hours shattered Fandango’s pre-sale records, while it only took an hour for the highly anticipated Marvel Studios movie to take the crown at Atom Tickets.
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Even though Roma ended up with a total of 10 Oscar nominations this morning, including Best Picture, that’s not a good enough reason for AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark to pack away their grudge with Netflix. Every year, the two movie theater chains host a showcase of all the Best Picture nominees, but since Alfonso Cuarón‘s critically acclaimed Roma is a Netflix movie that didn’t stick to the traditional theatrical release plans, they won’t include the film in their line-up. You know, like a pouting child. Read More »
The AMC Stubs A-List movie ticket subscription service from AMC Theatres has done a fine job of picking up the crumbling consumers who fell away from the disastrous yet innovative MoviePass. For just $19.95, subscribers get three tickets every week to any movies they want to see at an AMC Theatres location, anywhere and anytime. And rather than starting to make the service worse like MoviePass did, AMC is only making it better.
Today, AMC Theatres announced that AMC Stubs A-List subscribers will now be able to buy tickets online through both Fandango and Atom Tickets by using their membership. Find out more below. Read More »
It’s no secret that MoviePass is struggling to stay afloat. After having their service temporarily shut down because they ran out of money, the service hasn’t really recovered in a way that provides customers with what they were promised. Now their official position is that the price of their subscription will increase to $14.95 and they won’t make new blockbuster releases available through the app for the first couple weeks they’re in theaters. And that’s giving AMC Theatres an opportunity for their new movie ticket subscription service to thrive.
AMC Stubs A-List launched in June and they’ve already enrolled more than 175,000 customers to pay $19.95 a month to get three movie tickets every week, without restrictions on movies or formats, as well as discounts on concessions. And they’re likely only going to grow now that MoviePass will be losing subscribers left and right. Read More »
Update: AMC Theatres has announced that the Marvel marathon will include 12 Marvel Cinematic Universe films and be held in two locations. More information is included below.
AMC’s MCU marathon is back. And it’s 31 hours long.
The movie theater chain first introduced the insane endeavor in 2012 ahead of the release of The Avengers. But that 12-hour marathon would soon increase to 28 hours with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both Marvel marathons cost the lives of no one and the sanity of many, but they seem like cake walks compared to the 31-hour monstrosity that AMC is holding ahead of Avengers: Infinity War. Because in the three years since the last marathon, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has swelled to 18 (!) movies. At least this marathon doesn’t include the TV shows.
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MoviePass may be playing hardball with AMC Theatres. On Thursday, it was reported that the buzzy subscription-based movie service was pulling coverage from select AMC locations, including big market theaters like the Empire 25 in New York City, the Universal City Walk, AMC Loews Boston Common and the AMC Century Plaza.
It had many questioning whether this spelled the beginning of the end for the rapidly growing but questionably sustainable company. But it seems like this move was less of a troubling stumble and more of a measured strategy on MoviePass’s part to negotiate with a wary collaborator.
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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: MoviePass’s latest terms of service updates are ridiculous.)
It’s been three months since MoviePass announced their new subscription model allowing consumers to pay $10 a month for the ability to see a movie in theaters everyday. The company initially wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of new customers signing up for MoviePass, which caused significant delays in the shipping of the card to subscribers. On top of that, the customer service provided to both longtime and new customers was dismal, and there were glitches abound for users after the new price point was introduced.
Thankfully, MoviePass has mostly fixed these problems, though they have created some concerns with some recent, vaguely threatening changes to their rules and regulations for subscribers. But MoviePass users still have a problem, and unfortunately, it’s the largest movie theater chain in the United States: AMC Theatres. Read More »