When You Hard Sell Customers Too Much, They Sort Of Leave

When You Hard Sell Customers Too Much, They Sort Of Leave

Aggressive sales pitches are a delicate balance between selling customers on what you have to offer and pissing them off so much that they never return. When AMC theaters recently changed their loyalty program from free to paid, employees began to sell memberships too aggressively for AgentG2’s taste. He found the experience off-putting enough that he doesn’t plan to return to AMC. He wonders: did he overreact? [More]

Recession Horror Stories: AMC Theater Stops Giving Out ICEE Straws

Recession Horror Stories: AMC Theater Stops Giving Out ICEE Straws

In a sad sign of the times, reader “Strawless” says that his local AMC Theater isn’t giving out spoon straws with ICEEs anymore. They say they’re too expensive and you’ll have to make do with a regular straw. The theater is still happy to sell you a popcorn, coke and ICEE for $20, but that’s no longer enough to subsidize shipments of the specialized straws. [More]

DirecTV Customers Finally Get AMC In HD

DirecTV Customers Finally Get AMC In HD

DirecTV customers have never seen Don Draper commit sexual harassment or Walter White brew up a batch of meth in HD, but that’s finally about to change. The satellite provider will finally offer AMC in high-definition Sept. 9. [More]

AMC Theaters To Sell Snacks Not Covered In Liquid Fat, Sugar

AMC Theaters To Sell Snacks Not Covered In Liquid Fat, Sugar

Maybe you like covering your movie snacks (and therefore your insides) in gooey, fatty liquid butter and topping it with a coating of high fructose corn syrup, but for those who don’t, AMC Movie Theaters are going to be offering a healthier option. [More]

TRON Preview Screening Marred By Line-Jumpers, Mean Staff

TRON Preview Screening Marred By Line-Jumpers, Mean Staff

Tavie shares her first-person experience of waiting for hours in 20 degree weather to see the new TRON screening, and her run-ins with the professional line-jumpers and surly event staff. [More]

AT&T U-Verse Points Finger At Cablevision In Flap Over AMC Fees

AT&T U-Verse Points Finger At Cablevision In Flap Over AMC Fees

Midnight tonight is the deadline for AT&T U-Verse to come to terms with Cablevision’s Rainbow Media over carriage fees for several channels, including AMC, which is about to debut its new season of its biggest show, Mad Men, next week. Now AT&T is pointing the finger squarely at its opponent in this showdown. [More]

AT&T U-Verse Customers Could Miss New Season Of Mad Men

AT&T U-Verse Customers Could Miss New Season Of Mad Men

In just over two weeks, Emmy-winning AMC drama Mad Men is slated to begin its fourth season on the basic cable channel. But with negotiations between its parent company and AT&T U-Verse over carriage fees, the cable and internet provider might force subscribers to relocate their premiere parties to the apartment of someone with Comcast. [More]

AMC Guarantees Upsell Or Your Popcorn Is Free

AMC Guarantees Upsell Or Your Popcorn Is Free

Bad moviegoers, you haven’t been spending nearly enough on overpriced concessions. Don’t worry though, AMC is going to make you a promise: if they don’t offer you an upsell on your next visit to the concession stand, you’re going to get a free small bag of popcorn. [More]

World Still Isn't Quite Insane Enough To Pay $20 For Shrek Tickets

World Still Isn't Quite Insane Enough To Pay $20 For Shrek Tickets

It turns out Shrek Forever After will not go down as the movie to break the $20 IMAX ticket barrier, because the AMC ticket pricing was a mistake and corrected soon after media reports circulated about the sign of the apocalypse. [More]

Join In The Fight To Help Poor DirecTV Customers Get AMC HD

Join In The Fight To Help Poor DirecTV Customers Get AMC HD

If you’re a cable subscriber like me you probably had no idea DirecTV customers didn’t have access to AMC HD. That means they must suffer the indignity of watching Bryan Cranston make meth in his underwear and Jon Hamm sleep with every woman he meets in fuzzy standard definition. [More]

AMC: No Kids After 6pm In R-rated Movies

AMC: No Kids After 6pm In R-rated Movies

Reader Chalicechick writes in to let us know that her local AMC has a sign up banning kids under 6 years old after 6pm in R-rated movies. [More]

IMAX Says It's Neither Length Nor Girth Of Screens That Matters — It's 'Perception'

IMAX Says It's Neither Length Nor Girth Of Screens That Matters — It's 'Perception'

As we established last week, not all IMAX screens are the same. Some are amazingly gimongous while others are only moderately gargantuan.

Does Your Local Cinema Have IMAX or Just IMAX Lite?

Does Your Local Cinema Have IMAX or Just IMAX Lite?

I can admit this here, and only thousands of people will judge me, but: I’m a sort of a nerd. I was really excited when the Regal Cinema at my local mall started knocking down walls to put in an IMAX theater. And none of this documentary-with-swooping-cameras motion sickness crap you get at the museum IMAX theaters, either—they were showing actual cinematic releases. Like “Star Trek.” And “The Dark Knight.” Also, “Star Trek.”

Mystery Popcorn: AMC Theaters Turns Off Screens With Concession Stand Pricing

Mystery Popcorn: AMC Theaters Turns Off Screens With Concession Stand Pricing

Care to guess how much your popcorn will cost? That’s what reader Gabriel had to do when he saw The Dark Knight the other day.

Is Warner Bros. Filming Audiences In An Attempt To Stop Piracy?

Is Warner Bros. Filming Audiences In An Attempt To Stop Piracy?

Here’s the creepiest complaint we’ve received in a long, long time. Reader Sam says he was filmed by a security guard contracted by Time/Warner during a recent showing of The Invasion at an AMC movie theater.

AMC Theater Apparently Smells Indescribably Bad

AMC Theater Apparently Smells Indescribably Bad

Yes, you are a great theater. You have large, new accommodations that really make the 7.50 I spend on a showing feel different from watching it on my laptop or friend’s TV. Your parking is usually free and you constantly have showings for stuff I’m into.

AMC Theaters "Doesn't Carry Nickels?"

AMC Theaters "Doesn't Carry Nickels?"

Reader Anthony says he paid for his movie ticket with “$8 and some change.” The transaction resulted in AMC owing Anthony a nickel.

AMC Kicks Laughing Puppet Out of Pink Panther

AMC Kicks Laughing Puppet Out of Pink Panther

AMC movie theaters are under fire for the egregious crime of kicking Florida resident Matt Brown out of their theaters for laughing too hard during a recent showing of The Pink Panther remake.