AMC and Sony are offering limited edition NFTs to advance ticket buyers of the upcoming movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
AMC Partner With Sony To Bring NFTs To Early Spider-Man Ticket Buyers
As reported by BoxOfficePro, the two companies are currently running an offer that will provide advance opening day ticket buyers of the upcoming Marvel movie with limited edition non-fungible tokens.
It should be noted that the offer is only valid for members of AMC’s Stubs Premiere, Stubs A-List, and Investor Connect.
The advance tickets for Spider-Man: No Way Home went on sale yesterday, and the movie is due to release on 16 December.
These ticket holders will receive an email code to claim the Spider-Man NFTs, of which there are only 86,000 available. However, the emails will only be sent out to those customers who scan the ticket at theatres on the movie’s opening day.
Users who receive the codes will get until March to grab their non-fungible tokens. There will be a dedicated website to claim the reward, and it will utilize the popular WAX blockchain.
AMC CEO Adam Aron said about the scheme:
Our AMC Theatres guests and our AMC Entertainment shareholders have been calling for AMC to get into the world of NFTs, and we couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to start doing so than with our good friends at Sony Pictures.
This is especially the case in that Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of if not the most anticipated movie of 2021, and the incredibly talented artists at Cub Studios are creating more than 100 unique NFTs giving appropriate respect to this most recent incarnation of the timeless and ever so popular Spider-Man franchise
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Yesterday, the CEO tweeted out that the theatre chain observed record-breaking online ticket traffic due to the opening of the Spider-Man advance tickets.
Our #AMCFirstEverNFT with @SonyPictures and Spider-Man: No Way Home caused AMC’s online ticketing traffic Sunday night/Monday morning to soar, to the highest ever in AMC’s entire history. Oh did we sell tickets! But we are sorry wait times got long with the unprecedented volumes. pic.twitter.com/MdLVL3Z7Oj
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) November 29, 2021
Earlier in the year, AMC started accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and other cryptocurrencies as a payment option. Aron has also said that the theatre chain also plans to take popular memecoin Shiba Inu within “60-120 days.”
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