AMC Theaters Offers Cryptocurrency Payments for E-Gift Card Purchases


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American cinema giant AMC theaters are steadily approaching their goal of accepting cryptocurrency payments by the end of the year, and now cryptocurrency purchases for e-gift cards have begun.

AMC customers can now purchase digital gift cards in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) directly through the AMC website, mobile app, and theaters, CEO Adam Aaron announce On October 5.

Aaron noted that the new payment option has been enabled through the main crypto payment processor BitPay, allowing consumers to purchase e-cards worth up to $200.

The CEO paid particular attention to Dogecoin (DOGE) among the accepted digital assets for AMC e-card purchases. Aaron hinted in September that AMC would include DOGE on the list of cryptocurrencies accepted for tickets by the end of 2021.

Aaron conducted a poll of 140,000 people on Twitter, asking the community if AMC should accept DOGE payments for tickets. “You obviously think AMC should accept Dogecoin. Now we need to figure out how to do that,” Aaron said at the time.

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As previously reported, Aron announced the company’s plans to accept Bitcoin payments for movie tickets in August, anticipating the rollout of the new payment option by 2022. The movie chain also plans to support four other cryptocurrencies: DOGE, Ether (ETH), and Litecoin mentioned above. (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

Earlier this year, Major Cineplex Group, Thailand’s largest cinema operator, launched a payment pilot program that allows customers to purchase tickets using cryptocurrency.