AMC 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 AMC popcorn prices and other food and snacks:
|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|
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 chedder-crunch.
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.
I don’t know what it is, whether it’s special type of popcorn, the way they pop the kernels, or the flavoring on top – whatever it is, it’s by far the most popular snack you can buy at AMC.
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.
What about some other snacks from AMC’s? 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 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.
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 you local AMC a call beforehand to double check.
Here are a few more vegan certified concessions:
|Food Item||Vegan Certified|
|Mango Peach Real Fruit Smoothie||✔|
|Strawberry Banana Real Fruit 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 of 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.
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 put it in a conceal it well. 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
Are There Any Coupons For Popcorn and Drinks?
You bet there is! But not where you think they are. 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.
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 their 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).
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
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 AMC about the prices of their popcorn and other snacks, 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.
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.
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 AMC’s 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, let me know in the comments below.
Enjoy your movie!