Buckets Of Popcorn

AMC is the largest movie theater chain in the world. You’ll find all the AMC concession prices below for their snacks, drinks, popcorn, candy, and ice cream, and more.

Here are the AMC popcorn prices and other concessions:

Menu ItemPrice


Large Popcorn$8.89
Regular Popcorn$7.89
Small Popcorn$6.89
Popcorn Bucket$21.99
Popcorn Bucket Refill$4.89
Gourmet Popcorn (2 flavors)$10.59
Gourmet Popcorn (1 flavor)$8.59

Snacks & Shares

Soft Pretzel Bites$6.99
Bavarian Legend (giant pretzel)$14.99
Movie Nachos$7.99
Mozzarella Sticks$6.89
Curly Fries$5.49
Hillshire Small Plates$5.99
Novelty Ice Cream$4.19
Chicken Tenders$7.99
KidsPack Combo (popcorn, fruit, drink)$7.19
Flatbread Pizza$8.89
Loaded All-Beef Hotdog$5.99

Triple Feature (with curly fries & cookie)

Chicken & Waffle Sandwich$12.99
Chicken Tenders$12.99
Loaded All-Beef Hotdog$12.99
Cheese Burger Sliders$12.99


Large Popcorn & Large Drink$15.99
Gourmet Popcorn Duo & Large Drink$16.99
Flatbread Pizza & Large Drink$14.99
Bavarian Legend & Large Drink$21.99
Movie Nachos & Large Drink$14.29
Chicken & Waffle Sandwich & Large Drink$19.29


Soft Drink (large)$6.39
Soft Drink (regular)$5.89
ICEE (large)$6.59
ICEE (regular)$5.99
Coffee (large)$3.89
Coffee (regular)$3.39
Bottled Drink (large)$4.99
Bottled Drink (regular)$4.39
Bottled Water (large)$5.29
Bottled Water (regular)$4.39


Here are some photos of the AMC concessions menu:

What’s AMC’s Most Popular Snack Food?

The go-to traditional snack to enjoy on your movie-watching experience is AMC’s legendary popcorn. It’s juicy, buttery, shareable, easy to eat, and most importantly, it’s unbelievably delicious.

If you’re not sure snack to purchase from the concessions stand, go for the popcorn. Stick with traditional flavor, or spice it up a bit with some of the unique flavorings you can sprinkle on top. Popular combinations include salted caramel and cheddar crunch.

Although the AMC popcorn prices are quite dear, they’re well worth the eating experience.

Amc Now Serves Gourmet Popcorn Where You Can Choose Your Own Toppings
AMC Now Serves Gourmet Popcorn Where You Can Choose Your Own Toppings

Sure, you could buy some microwaveable popcorn and sneak it in (although this is against their policy), but even you know, it’ll never be as good as movie popcorn.

Of course, if you think the AMC popcorn prices are too high for you, there’s plenty of other options to choose from at their concession stand.

How Healthy Is AMC’s Popcorn?

On rare occasions, popcorn can be both delicious and healthy. This isn’t one of them. A medium popcorn with no butter has 600 calories. A cameo-sized popcorn (the smallest) has around 300 calories with just under 50% of those calories coming from fat.

But hey, you’re going to the movies to have a good time and enjoy yourself right? As long as you’re not downing a tub of it every second day, you’re good to go.

A Tub Of Amc's Popcorn Has Quite A Few Calories In It!
A Tub Of AMC’s Popcorn Comes With Plenty Of Calories

What about some other snacks from AMC’s? Here’s some more nutritional information on their popular food items:

Food ItemCalories
Baked Boneless Wings360
Chili Cheese Hot Dog620
Curly Fries630
Bavarian Legend Pretzels w/ Cheese Cup1920
Jumbo Fries850
Mozzarella Sticks770
Cheeseburger Slider (1)300
Cookies & Cream Shake1070

Yes, the Bavarian Legend Pretzel you’ve been eyeing off every time you walk past the candy bar comes with nearly 2000 calories. At $15.99, it’s the most expensive item on the concessions menu and has the highest calorie count.

If you want to dive a bit deeper into the nutritional content of each food item, download this PDF.

Is AMC’s Popcorn Vegan?

Yes! Great news for all of you vegans and vegetarians out there, the popcorn is 100% vegan and officially verified as vegan by AMC management.

Bowl Of Popcorn Pun4cdc
A Bowl Of AMC’s Vegan Popcorn

The popcorn seasoning, however, unfortunately, isn’t vegan. If you are vegan, just ask them to make a fresh batch for you without any seasoning on top. They should be more than happy to do so. Otherwise, just give your local AMC a call beforehand to double-check.

Here are a few more vegan certified concessions:

Food ItemVegan Certified
Plain Popcorn
Jumbo Fries
Regular Fries
Tostitos Chips
Tostitos Salsa
Banana Smoothie
Mango Peach Real Fruit Smoothie
Mango Smoothie
Peach Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Real Fruit Smoothie
Strawberry Smoothie

If you want to check out all the allergen info, including the items with nuts, milk, egg, peanuts, and items that are gluten-free, download this PDF.

Can You Bring In Outside Food?

AMC makes a large portion of their profit on selling snacks and popcorn, they’ve implemented a strong ‘No Outside Food Policy’. AMC themselves don’t actually state this anywhere, but there are many reports of customers being denied entry with outside food in their bags.

Admission tickets themselves only account for a very small amount of the cinema chain’s overall profit, so they practically rely on the concession sales to keep them afloat. This is the main reason why it’s generally discouraged by their staff to bring in outside food.

On top of that, this is another reason why the AMC concession prices are so high – it’s one of their ways to keep their whole business afloat.

You're Welcome To Bring In Outside Popcorn As Long As You Hide It!
You’re Welcome To Bring In Outside Popcorn As Long As You Hide It!

Someone actually asked if it was illegal! It’s definitely not illegal, but it may go against their policy in which case if they really want to, they can ask you to leave the premises. If you don’t comply, you may be charged with trespassing.

In saying that, AMC isn’t TSA and they’re not going to be asking you to form a line, putting you through a 3D scanner and checking everyone’s bags, just in case someone decided to bring in a bag of M&Ms they got at 7-11.

If you’re really intent on bringing in outside food, just conceal it well.

Are There Any Coupons For Popcorn and Drinks?

You bet there is! But you won’t find the vouchers to bring down the AMC food prices where you think. Most of the coupons on popular sites are completely fake and only there for your clicks.

The best way to get a coupon is to go to eBay.

One Of The Popular Amc Popcorn Deals On Ebay
One Of The Popular AMC Popcorn Deals On eBay

There are quite a few sellers on eBay who have unused coupons for AMC popcorn and other snacks. Here are some available right now:

Just make sure the sellers have plenty of positive feedback before buying.

Are There Any Alternatives?

What would make you feel better:

  • Snacking on a tub of popcorn with a soda in the other hand? Or
  • Dining on a fine row of ribs accompanied by a smooth glass of wine?

Each has its pros and cons. I enjoy both, but Dine In is more of a treat for me (because it’s quite a bit more expensive as well just their out AMC Dine In menu).

Dine-In is more for when you want to take your movie-watching experience to a whole new level. You get to order from a fantastic menu, get your food delivered to your seat (at select locations), and enjoy some of the comfiest recliners available.

The traditional concessions stand is more for just a standard trip to the movies with friends or family. Popcorn and soda – sorted.

Talk To AMC Concessions Staff

If you’d like to get in touch with some of their staff to discuss the AMC concession prices, get in touch with them on their social media accounts. Likely the fastest way to get a response.

Otherwise, you can give them a call at 877-262-4450 to submit any feedback you have about their menu.

Want to talk to their headquarters instead? Call (913) 213-2000. Their support center is located at 11500 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211. Click here to find directions to it.

AMC’s Popcorn Size Decrease

There have been reports from some moviegoers that they’ve noticed the size of AMC’s large popcorn decrease whilst the price remains the same.

Here’s a photo of a Large Popcorn from AMC in 2018, and one recently purchased in 2019.

Amc Popcorn Size Decrease From 2018 To 2019
AMC Popcorn Size Decrease From 2018 To 2019

The comparison was taken from an AMC in Yankton, South Dakota. It’s unsure whether the approximate 17% decrease in popcorn size has also occurred throughout the rest of the nation.


All in all, some may think the AMC popcorn prices are a bit too high for their tastes, but with the popcorn as tasty as it is, it’s hard to resist the temptation.

And it’s especially tough to not grab a tub of the delicious popcorn with the heavenly smell wafting through the air when you walk in.

If you have any more questions about their popcorn prices and other snacks, leave a message below.

Enjoy your movie!

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