AMC Cinemas is the largest movie theater chain in the world. They have some of the best movies showing and some of the best food you can snack on. Find out the prices of their concessions, snacks, drinks, popcorn, candy, and ice cream, and more.
Here are the latest prices for AMC snacks and popcorn:
|Popcorn Bucket Refill||$4.79|
|Gourmet Popcorn (2 flavors)||$10.49|
|Gourmet Popcorn (1 flavor)||$8.49|
Snacks & Shares
|Soft Pretzel Bites||$6.89|
|Bavarian Legend (giant pretzel)||$14.99|
|Hillshire Small Plates||$5.99|
|Novelty Ice Cream||$4.09|
|KidsPack Combo (popcorn, fruit, drink)||$7.09|
|Loaded All-Beef Hotdog||$5.99|
Triple Feature (with curly fries & cookie)
|Chicken & Waffle Sandwich||$12.99|
|Loaded All-Beef Hotdog||$12.99|
|Cheese Burger Sliders||$12.99|
|Large Popcorn & Large Drink||$14.99|
|Gourmet Popcorn Duo & Large Drink||$16.99|
|Flatbread Pizza & Large Drink||$14.99|
|Bavarian Legend & Large Drink||$21.99|
|Movie Nachos & Large Drink||$14.19|
|Chicken & Waffle Sandwich & Large Drink||$19.19|
|Soft Drink (large)||$6.29|
|Soft Drink (regular)||$5.79|
|Bottled Drink (large)||$4.99|
|Bottled Drink (regular)||$4.29|
|Bottled Water (large)||$5.19|
|Bottled Water (regular)||$4.29|
You bet there is! Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find many valid or good ones of even the most popular sites such as Retailmenot and Coupons.com.
Most of the coupons they have there for popcorn or snacks or anything else from the concessions menu is out of date, just general long-running prices, or completely fake coupons.
The absolute best way and the most reliable way at the moment is to head to eBay.
Coca-Cola recently ran a promotion giving out a Free Large Popcorn & Large Drink to anyone who bought a certain number of products. It looks like some people bought way more than they bargained for because they’re now selling all their extra coupons on eBay. Here’s the deal:
Large Popcorn & Large Drink for $6.50
It might be a bit more or less but still…that’s a pretty good deal! Most expire in late 2019 but I’m not sure how many in total there are in eBay so get in quick! Click here to see if there’s any still available.
By far, the go-to, traditional snack to accompany you on your movie-watching experience, is AMC’s legendary popcorn. It’s juicy, it’s buttery, it’s shareable, it’s easy to eat, and most importantly, it’s unbelievably delicious.
If you’re stuck for choice for which snack to purchase from the concessions bar, go for the popcorn. Either get the traditional flavor, or spice it up a bit with some of the unique flavorings they put on top every now and then.
Sure, you could easily buy some microwaveable popcorn and sneak it into the movies in your bag (outside food isn’t allowed), but even you know, it’ll never be as good as movie popcorn.
I don’t know what it is, whether they buy a special type of popcorn, whether it’s the way they pop those fantastic kernels, or it’s the flavoring on top – whatever it is, it’s currently the most popular food on their menu, and I think it’s going to stay that way, forever.
Big call, but I’m standing behind it. What’s your favorite food to get at AMC? Let me know in the comments below.
Sorry to say, but the deliciousness of their popcorn does come at a cost, and that cost is calories. 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 the fat content.
But hey, you’re going to the movies to have a good time and enjoy yourself right? Who’s to worry whether a large popcorn you have for yourself or share with someone has a few calories in it. As long as you’re not downing a tub of it every second day, you’re good to go.
What about some of the other snacks on AMC’s menu? Here’s some more nutritional information on their popular food items:
|Baked Boneless Wings||360|
|Chili Cheese Hot Dog||620|
|Bavarian Legend Pretzels w/ Cheese Cup||1920|
|Cheeseburger Slider (1)||300|
|Cookies & Cream Shake||1070|
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 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.
Yes! Great news for all of you vegans and vegetarians out there, the popcorn is 100% vegan and officially verified as vegan by AMC themselves.
The popcorn seasoning, however, unfortunately, isn’t vegan. So if you are a vegan and would like some popcorn on your next trip to AMC, just ask them to make a fresh batch for you without any seasoning on top. They should be more than happy to. Otherwise, just give you local AMC a call beforehand to double check.
Here are a few more items on their menu that’s certified vegan:
|Food Item||Vegan Certified|
|Mango Peach Real Fruit Smoothie||✔|
|Strawberry Banana Real Fruit Smoothie||✔|
See! Plenty of food to choose from for all you vegan movie lovers out there 🙂
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.
As AMC makes a large portion of their profit on selling snacks and popcorn, they’ve mostly implemented a strong ‘No Outside Food Policy’. Although AMC themselves do not state this anywhere there are many reports from customers of being denied entry with outside food.
With admission tickets themselves only accounting for a very small amount of the cinema chain’s overall profit, they practically rely on the sales at the concessions stand to keep them afloat. This is the main reason why it’s generally discouraged by their staff to bring in some food you’ve bought from the grocery store.
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 leave their premises. If you don’t comply, you may be charged with trespassing.
That’ll be a news story! “A woman and her children charged with trespassing after consuming Starburst in an AMC cinema and refusing to buy popcorn”. Hopefully, it’ll never come to that.
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 put it in a bag and don’t be loud about it inside the theater itself. Be considerate and no one will bother you.
Of course, there’s not stopping you bringing in poporn if they can’t make any for you themselves:
— Amanda Wiley (@AmandaDWiley) November 11, 2018
On a side note, if you think their prices are a bit too high, Buzzfeed did a little comparison:
Why are you asking me?! Picture this, 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 their pros, and each has their cons. Me? I like them both. And so I go to both every now and then. AMC Dine-In is more of a treat for me (because it’s quite a bit more expensive as well just their out their menu).
I’m going to love it! So excited! My local AMC is also a dine in theater so it’s amazing
— Nat (@the_nitnat) August 6, 2018
AMC Dine-In is simply more for when you want to take your movie-watching experience to the next 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.
What do you prefer? Have you tried AMC Dine-In? How do you compare it to a popcorn and soda instead? Let me know in the comments.
If you’d like to get in touch with AMC about the prices of their food menu, I’d recommend getting in touch with them on their social media accounts. Likely the fastest way to get a response.
Otherwise, you can give them a call on 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.
All in all, some may find the prices of the snacks and popcorn on the food menu at AMC’s concession stand to be 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 the menu and the prices above, let me know in the comments below.
Enjoy your movie!