What you need to know
- AMC has announced it will be accepting four different types of cryptocurrency within the next few months.
- The four chosen currencies will be Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum.
- These crypto options will soon be valid tender for movie tickets and concessions at AMC.
By the time Sonic the Hedgehog 2 rolls into theaters in April 2022, AMC will let you pay for your ticket and popcorn via cryptocurrency. At least, that's the promise the company's CEO, Adam Aron, has made. Over on Twitter, he confirmed four different types of cryptocurrency would be eligible to replace ye olde cash when buying tickets and snacks: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash.
The change is said to be happening by year's end, though as is the case with all announcements, nothing's guaranteed until the day it's made a reality. With that being said, AMC has had a trend recently of announcing big moves and acting on them relatively swiftly ever since it became the center of attention alongside GameStop in the great meme stock shakeup of early 2021.
For example, back when the memes were at peak potency and shaking the stock market like a can of carbonated soda, AMC announced it would reward shareholders for being there for the company. Shortly thereafter, it came through, offering investors free popcorn (via Reuters). Since then, AMC has continued to reward shareholders with various perks, such as free food items and early screenings of select films.