Going out for dinner and a movie these days can break the bank, especially if you live in a large city and want to see popular hits while trying the new premium movie experiences available. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case when you’re 60 or older. Take advantage of the AMC Senior Discount and let them cater to you.
Cinemas across the country charge varying amounts for discount tickets, and these apply at different times during the day. For example, a movie theatre in New York City might charge seniors $13.49 for an early evening show. Yet, at 1:30 in the afternoon, the senior discount ticket price increases to $14.99. For morning shows, amounts go as low as $8.29. In this case, the same price applies to adults and children too, so the reduction is not exclusive to seniors.
At prime times (7:30, 9:30, and 10:30 pm), seniors are charged as much as $17.49. That amount is the senior discount! However, if you happen to live in a smaller city like Toledo, Ohio, the costs are significantly lower. Seniors pay $7.50 for morning shows and $11.19 for evening movies.
Because the cost of tickets does differ from city to city and theatre to theatre, it’s best to use the theatre locator on AMC’s website. The tool will help you find cinemas in your area and details about senior, child, and student discounts. Many states are already listed on the site. Enter your zip code to find the theatres closest to your neighborhood.
Another tried and true alternative is to simply call the local theatre for information on movie times, AMC senior discounts, and age requirements. Almost uniformly, though, the latter is 60 years plus. At any rate, either source will point you in the right direction.
Purchasing tickets is more convenient than ever. It’s no longer necessary to wait in line at the box office. In fact, moviegoers seeking senior discounts can buy almost anything they want for their movie-going enjoyment online. Gift cards, passes, senior discounts, and ticket packages are all accessible via the AMC website. The company accepts payments with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
Their refund policy is surprisingly simple. As long as the request is made prior to the printed showtime, AMC will refund the cost of the ticket online or by phone. One note of caution. The convenience fees charged for the use of their website are not included in the refund.
If you’re interested in extra information about current movies, check out their Facebook page. Interesting stories about the careers of major actors are often highlighted on Twitter as well.
Some seniors are surprised to find that attending a movie involves far more than just popcorn now. Because AMC faces serious competition from heavy-hitters like Netflix and Amazon Prime, they’re going the extra mile on senior discounts to make watching movies an absolute luxury.
Theatres provide touch screen ticketing kiosks where guests can eschew the ticket window, purchase tickets, and choose their preferred seats. Comfort levels have reached new heights with the AMC Signature Recliners, which can also be reserved online. While they cost extra, the plush seats rival even the best home entertainment recliners on the market. The novelties don’t end there.
“BigD” is a premium, large-screen format that features innovations in sight and sound with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling screens. There is also an exciting immersive, motion-based experience called D-Box. Your body moves to mimic what takes place in movie scenes as you watch. Car chases take on a whole new meaning. But if you’re worried about whiplash or broken bones, here’s good news. You control the intensity of the movement.
As if that’s not enough, add catering to the list. Participating locations give guests the option of pre-purchasing full meals and snacks online. Order a cheeseburger, a chicken and waffle sandwich, mozzarella sticks, or ice cream, and pick the order up when you arrive at the theatre or have it delivered directly to your seats!
There are a wealth of other deals for senior movie fans. Introducing the AMC Stubs A-List! This membership treats true movie buffs to 3 movies a week. Enjoy your favorite films for just $19.95/month. The loyalty program provides other perks as well. The extra senior discounts available on Tuesdays will knock your socks off. Relish a movie, a fountain drink, and popcorn for only $10 (plus taxes). Stubs members receive passes to special events, freebees like slap bracelets or comic books, and access to additional savings on concessions too.
AMC firmly believes in celebrating the value of great films. Throughout the year, it sponsors fan events and film festivals which feature premieres and classes from acclaimed directors. Attendees have access to workshops, mixers, round-table discussions, and post-screening receptions.
The Latino Media Fest takes place in Los Angeles, attracting Latino filmmakers, executives, and fans alike. The ever-popular Chelsea Film Festival takes place in October. Come to New York, and join them in applauding emerging filmmakers from all over the world.
Those are only two of the most popular festivals, but there are many others that celebrate the filmmaking talents of various groups. There are several Jewish Film Festivals, the Texas Lone Star Festival, and others that give nods to outstanding films by Indians, Blacks, Asians, and even churches.
With all the senior discounts and creature comforts they offer, AMC has made it nearly impossible to resist going out to see a movie. Seniors aren’t necessarily the only people receiving great prices on films and food, but saving $1.50, $5.00, or more will put a grin on anybody’s face!