Here are some FAQs about the transition:
Over the next month, seven Bow Tie Cinemas locations will be re-branded to be part of the AMC family of theatres. The first thing you will notice shortly after your theatre converts is the AMC signage on the interior of the building being transitioned to the new brand. At the box office and on the inside, your theatre will operate under the AMC Theatres brand.
Some locations will continue to feature premium formats you’ve come to love such as BTX, some will feature MacGuffins® Bars, and all AMC Theatres will have innovative menus and Coca-Cola Freestyle. More changes are outlined in the questions below…
Yes, as theatres convert to their new brand, the theatre names will change on our website, AMCTheatres.com, and our AMC Theatres mobile app. In some cases, the full theatre name will change; in others we will simply be adding “AMC” in front of the previous name. This will occur on a rolling schedule from mid-late April 2022.
As we reviewed the theatre names, we took some opportunities to change the number to accurately reflect the true auditorium count. No auditoriums have been closed.
AMC will officially convert the below locations to their new brands on a rolling schedule from mid-late April 2022. Theatres will close at end of business Sunday, April 17th, 2022, and will re-open as AMC Theatres in the two weeks following. See approximate re-opening dates for your favorite theatre below:
- AMC Annapolis Mall 11 – Friday, April 22nd, 2022
- AMC Majestic 6 – Friday, April 22nd, 2022
- AMC Marquis 16 – Friday, April 22nd, 2022
- AMC Landmark 8 – Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
- AMC Saratoga Springs 11 – Friday, April 29th, 2022
- AMC Royale 6 – Friday, April 29th, 2022
- AMC SoNo 8 – Saturday, April 30th, 2022
Once your theatre is officially re-branded into the AMC Theatres family, you’ll be able to take full advantage of our website (AMCTheatres.com) and mobile app to find showtimes, buy tickets, learn more about your favorite movies or sign up for our AMC Stubs® loyalty program. You still will be able to buy tickets through Fandango.com, MovieTickets.com, and Atom Tickets. Of course, you can still buy tickets at the box office. Regarding advanced ticketing for each location, negotiations are ongoing with studios at this time, and theatres will put tickets on sale as soon as they are cleared to do so.
You will experience no significant changes (either increases or decreases) in ticket prices as AMC re-brands these theatres. As is normal for our industry, AMC periodically evaluates pricing and may make pricing changes based on market conditions, increasing operating costs or when premium formats are introduced.
Every AMC Theatre (including those recently acquired from Bow Tie Cinemas) is receiving guest-friendly enhancements (i.e. Coca-Cola Freestyle machines with its 100+ flavor choices and free refills). We will continue to offer wine, beer, and liquor at participating locations and will be re-branding the current bars under our MacGuffins brand. Full theatre renovations are determined on a theatre-by-theatre basis, and we’ll be sure to let you know if your theatre is scheduled for any additional renovations.
After your theatre converts, you will be able to sign up for our innovative loyalty program, AMC Stubs®.
AMC Stubs has options for every movie fan. Join AMC Stubs A-List™ to see up to 3 movies every week with FREE online reservations and our best benefits. Choose Premiere for premium perks, or join Insider to get started for FREE.
Learn more and sign up at https://www.amctheatres.com/amcstubs. If you’re an existing Bow Tie Cinemas Criterion Club® member, we’ll round you up to the next award you would have earned just for joining AMC Stubs!
Once your theatre converts to an AMC Theatre, we will no longer be able to honor Bow Tie Cinemas Criterion Club rewards.
However, sign up for AMC Stubs and we’ll round you up to the next award you would have received in the Criterion Club rewards program, and automatically load it onto your AMC Stubs account. Select Criterion Club Gold Members will also receive a free year of AMC Stubs Premiere membership upon signing up! All you have to do is sign up using the same email address associated with your Criterion Club rewards account.
In order to qualify to be rounded up to your next reward when you enroll in AMC Stubs, you must use the same email address that you used on your Criterion Club rewards account. Once we verify that you were a registered Bow Tie Cinemas rewards member, we will automatically load the award(s) onto your AMC Stubs account, within two weeks of enrollment.
Once the award is loaded onto your account, it will have a 270-day expiration date and you will be able to use it at any AMC, AMC CLASSIC, or AMC DINE-IN location. The award will automatically apply to your next qualifying transaction. Check out your award(s) by following the steps below:
- Sign in to your AMC Stubs account
- Navigate to the Rewards tab within My AMC
- Scroll down to the Rewards Available section to view any items loaded to your account
They’re your rewards! Spend them when YOU want! Once you've reviewed your available AMC Stubs awards online, you'll have the option to apply them to eligible purchases or save them for another time - your choice.
Bow Tie Cinemas discount tickets will be redeemable at past Bow Tie Cinemas locations – just bring your discount ticket to Guest Services and we will swap it out for an AMC Guest Pass. Bow Tie Cinemas gift cards with balances can be transferred to an AMC Theatres gift card by either contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by taking your Bow Tie Cinemas gift card to Guest Services at a former Bow Tie Cinemas theatre.
Yes, we’ll now be offering innovative menu items from our Feature Fare menu. You may notice a smaller menu to start with as we get everything up and running.
Yes, we plan to serve your favorite adult beverages at our MacGuffins Bars. Please be aware that some bars may not be open right away while we go through the process to transfer ownership of existing liquor licenses.
Theatre locations are not authorized to display marketing materials from local organizations, fulfill donation requests, or barter goods/services for passes or concessions.
Theatres do not handle local advertising requests – all requests must come through AMC Corporate. Please visit www.amctheatres.com/business/advertise-in-theatres for more information.
At AMC Theatres, we demonstrate our commitment to the communities we serve, and foster the growth and development of our associates through volunteer opportunities, in-kind and monetary donations, and our sustainability programs. To that end, we have developed the AMC Cares Charitable Fund, as well as AMC’s Giving Back, Matching Gift, Associate Scholarship, and Community Pass Donation Programs.
To learn more, please visit www.amctheatres.com/corporate/in-the-community.
If you still have questions, please visit our Contact AMC page to get in touch.