LEAWOOD, Kan. — AMC Entertainment is ready to offer people a taste of the theater whether they watch movies on the big screen, or stream them on a cellphone.
The Leawood-based company said it will begin selling popcorn outside of theater locations starting in 2022. That includes having it delivered to your door.
“On our busiest days, AMC Theatres currently pops in the range of 50 tons of popcorn per day. But the popularity of popcorn extends well beyond the doors of our movie theaters. With this new AMC initiative, we expect to reach entirely new segments of the U.S. population with our popular AMC Theatres Perfectly Popcorn,” Adam Aron, Chairman of the Board and CEO of AMC, said.
AMC will also sell “To Go” packages of popcorn at locations inside malls and microwaveable popcorn at grocery stores around the country.
The company said this is one way it can diversify their business. AMC and other theaters were hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and are still trying to recover billions of dollars in losses.