AMC Stubs A-List members, take note: If your movie membership is still on pause, July 1 is the day it is set to be reactivated.
AMC Theatres paused memberships in mid-March 2020 when it temporarily closed its movie theaters nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With U.S. locations reopened, the company’s CEO and president Adam Aron sent an email to subscribers Friday alerting them of the July reactivation, which was previously extended from March.
“Unbelievably, it has been over a year since we were forced to close theatres around the world, and we automatically paused your AMC Stubs A‑List account to be sure you could see the full benefits of your membership,” Aron said in the email, noting the “AMC Safe & Clean standards that meet or exceed your local safety regulations.”
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But you might not be charged immediately on July 1. Aron said members won’t be “billed until we have credited you the number of days remaining on your account from when your account paused in 2020.”
The program’s monthly fees depend on location and range from $19.95 to $23.95.
Aron said after monthly payments go through in July, AMC will welcome A-Listers back by loaded $10 in Bonus Bucks to accounts.
Members were able to opt to reactivate their accounts, which entitles them to see three movies a week and get other discounts.
The summer movie season is back with in-theater blockbusters as well as streaming options. “F9,” the ninth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise with Vin Diesel, opens in theaters Friday.
“A lot of people are going to be coming back to the theaters for the first time again in a year when they show up in July or when they show up in August,” Aron said in May during an AMC earnings call with analysts.
How to cancel AMC Stubs A-List
However, not everyone is expected to feel comfortable returning to theaters, especially parents with children not old enough to get vaccinated.
AMC explains in its frequently asked questions that to cancel memberships, go to the “Manage My Plan” section on your MyAMC account.
If you choose to cancel, you cannot rejoin the program for six months.
“Membership cancellation requests must be received at least five (5) business days prior to your next billing date in order to process and avoid being charged for another month of membership,” the company says.
Members who were previously Premier members will return to Premier status, which allows you to order tickets online without fees and offers other discounts.
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