AMC Theater to accept Dogecoin following the community demand
Following an overwhelmingly positive response to a Twitter poll, CEO Adam Aron announced that AMC Theater would officially accept DOGE payments for digital gift cards via BitPay Wallet.
The Dogecoin community tweeted in droves to advocate for the asset's integration within the theater's payment options. Following their success, users can now purchase up to $200 worth of digital gift cards per day. These cards can then be redeemed by theatergoers in cinemas across the United States.
Huge news Dogecoin fans! As we work to accept online crypto payments, now you can buy @AMCTheatres digital gift cards (up to $200 per day) with Dogecoin and other cryptocurrency using a BitPay Wallet. Accepted on our web site, mobile app, and in theatres. https://t.co/hPubbeq4YG pic.twitter.com/dra7e23tc8— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) October 5, 2021
Aron was pleasantly surprised by the mass attention, with over 6 million views and 140,000 votes on his post, including distinguished Doge fanatics Elon Musk and Mark Cuban. He also claimed that the viral tweet was his most retweeted, most replied, most liked tweet ever.
AMC Entertainment has already expressed its intention to accept four other cryptocurrency assets such as BTC, ETH, LTC, and BCH by the end of 2021.
According to the data from October 2020, the institution has 620 theaters across the United States and a further 358 theatres across Europe.
Positioned to consumers as liberating alternatives to traditional fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies are emerging in the mainstream consciousness and a new wave of public venues is transitioning their technological infrastructure to accommodate this demand.