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AMC A-List & other theater subscriptions (See Post #2314)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tino, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Jason_V

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    Real D 3D, 6:30 opening night. I didn't bother waiting for the trailer...I kept refreshing at the gym.
     
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  2. Tino

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    Question

    So I bought three tickets for Star Wars opening week using A List.
    Does that mean I can’t use my A List benefits till then??
     
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    Apparently this is a problem.
     
  4. Josh Steinberg

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    It does tie up your reservations, though - if you have three reservations filled, you can’t reserve anything else while they’re filled. Which means that you can’t see a movie this week or next week or any week while all of your slots are full.

    What I used to do when I had A-List to get around that would be to charge tickets far in advance to my credit card. Then, when it was closer to show date and I had wiggle room on available reservations, I’d return the credit card tickets for a refund (usually at 2am or some other time when there was less of a worry someone else would grab them in the moments it took to do the transaction) and then scoop up the same seat on the A-List app.
     
  5. Robert Crawford

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    As an A-Lister, if you print out your tickets today at an AMC theater won't that free up your reservations.
     
  6. Tino

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    Yeah it’s not allowing me to buy any tickets.

    I guess I’ll have to go down to the theater and straighten it out.
     
  7. Tino

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    Good question.
     
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    This is tricky....I've just canceled my second viewing of Star Wars to free up a spot.
     
  9. Jason_V

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    I don't think so...? I think if you have three reservations already, you're pretty much done until you cancel one of those or you use one of them.

    At least, that's how I've always taken it. I have three reservations now; if I try to get tix for a movie now, it says I can't.
     
  10. Robert Crawford

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    When you print out your ticket at an AMC theater of your reservation isn't that a final purchase and should release that reservation?
     
  11. Jason_V

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    I have to check. I never print my ticket; I just go to the ticket taker with my phone. Maybe I'll swing by this afternoon and print my Lighthouse ticket for Thursday and see what happens.

    My uninformed and unverified guess is no, though.
     
  12. Robert Crawford

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    Let us know because the reservation should be released because you printed the ticket which means you finalized the transaction by printing out your purchased ticket. Does any movie theater allow you to return purchased tickets prior to the actual showing? I thought there is language on the ticket that says you can't get a refund.
     
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    Per the AMC website:

    "For tickets or food and beverage items purchased on our website or mobile app, you can receive a refund before the printed showtime. You can request this refund online, through the Tickets section on your AMC Stubs account or your confirmation email. Convenience fees cannot be refunded. For tickets or food and beverage items purchased at one of our theatres, you will need to visit the location prior to the printed showtime."

    So yes is the answer prior to showtime.
     
  14. Robert Crawford

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    Thanks for that information, but I'm still wondering if you printed out your ticket does it release your reservation?
     
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    I'll try to get to the theater tonight to check unless someone else beats me to it.
     
  16. Colin Jacobson

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    It's not a "final purchase", though, since you can still get a refund.

    AMC isn't gonna consider a reserved ticket to be completed until either the movie happens or you cancel it.

    As far as their system goes, a ticket purchased online is no different than one purchased/printed at the box office...
     
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    Yeah that’s what I figured too.
    Had to cancel one of my SW showings to free up a slot.
     
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    That's almost 100% unavoidable here. They pop once a week - usually on Wednesday - and pop enough to last a week. It's put into large garbage bags and stored in a room close to concessions. They keep several bags underneath the concession counter and just refill the poppers from these bags using the poppers to reheat it and keep it warm. If they need more bags during the evening they make every effort to disguise what they're doing when bringing new ones in. Even going on a Wednesday night is no guarantee you'll get "fresh" popped corn as it could be the dregs from the previous week they're trying to use up before opening the "fresh" from earlier in the day. This is from the manager's wife who would bring a bag to work for sharing once or twice a month. A nephew who worked for them a few years back confirmed this. One of his jobs was to help pop and bag.
     
  19. Robert Crawford

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    Fortunately, that's not case for the theaters I frequent the most as they pop the corn in front of you.
     
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    I often wonder what the point of this would be? I guess you just need to clean up the popper once after making all the batches, rather than on a nightly basis, but you're not really saving anything else (except maybe some time) and you're creating a bad reputation.

    They would probably sell more if it was fresh.
     
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