In recent months, Dogecoin has regained attention around the world. Despite the project’s lack of real value, cryptocurrency has increasingly become a sensation. Now, the asset will be one of the currencies accepted in AMC theaters in the United States.
A few weeks ago, the CEO of AMC cinemas, Adam Aron, published a poll on his Twitter profile aiming to find out the audience’s interest in paying for cinema with Dogecoin — and of course they do: over 60% of attendees approved the idea.
Cinema paid with Dogecoin?
This week, Adam announced about the poll and that the movie theater chain will soon be accepting Dogecoin payments via BitPay Wallet. The currency will not be accepted directly at cinema box offices: customers will be able to buy gift cards of up to US$ 200, around R$ 1,100 at the current rate — the card can be spent both at the box office and at the space’s bomboniere.
I sincerely want to hear your opinion, via this Twitter Poll. By year-end 2021, AMC will take Bitcoin, Etherum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash for online payments. I hear from many on my Twitter feed we should accept Dogecoin too. Do you think AMC should explore accepting Dogecoin?— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) September 21, 2021
According to Adam, the poll received more than 6 million views, nearly 140,000 votes and became his most popular post on Twitter. And this year, something similar happened in Thailand, where they began testing cryptocurrency payments at one of the country’s biggest movie chains.
AMC also intends to accept other currencies from the crypto market: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash can also be used in payments. In all, the company has more than 600 movie theaters in the United States and another 358 across Europe.