Popcorn at AMC Cost

How Much Does AMC Popcorn Cost?

Last Updated on September 12, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

When we think about popcorn, the first thing that comes to mind is the snack that many people enjoy before and during movies and series.

The AMC Theatres is a movie chain that offers, just like all the others, popcorn and drinks that customers can purchase from their concession stand and enjoy during watching movies.

How Much Does AMC Popcorn Cost?

The cost of popcorn at AMC theatres is around $8 for a small popcorn portion, $9 for a medium popcorn size, and $10 for a large popcorn. If you want to add an extra flavor, you will have to pay another $0.75. However, it may vary from one location to another.

Expect to pay around $17 for a combination such as a large drink and a large popcorn, while for two large drinks and a large popcorn, you will have to get about $25 out of your pocket. You can also order other foods from the AMC stand like hot dogs or nachos.

Depending on the drink size and location, the cost of a kid’s pack, which includes a small box of popcorn, a fruit snack, and a drink, would be anywhere between $10 and $15.

Popcorn at AMC theatres

When you order the popcorn at the AMC concession stand, it is typically served sweetened or salted. Usually, popcorn is served salted and topped with butter-like topping or butter, with spices, or you can choose toffee or other toppings.

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Also, there are commonly available sweetened versions of popcorn, like caramel corn and kettle corn. These have the same prices as those presented above.

About popcorn

Buying Popcorn at AMCThe history of popcorn runs deep throughout America, where corn is a staple food. Still, the oldest known popcorn to date was found in New Mexico by anthropologist Herbert Deck and botanist Earle Smith, graduate students at Harvard, in 1948 in a cave called “Bat Cave”, where they discovered small heads of corn and individual kernels, which were estimated by carbon testing to be 5,600 years old.

These were called “momochtli” in the Nahuatl language, and they were expanded in well-closed clay pots and seeds were sprinkled over the hot coal.

Popcorn is made from the grains of a certain type of corn, Zea mays var. Everta, the only assortment of grains that expand when exposed to high temperatures. When you don’t add too many ingredients and choose healthy ones, the snack can be light, aromatic, and healthy. It is also popular because it can be prepared quickly and easily at home.

The popcorn you prepare in the oven and the one made in a special machine for popcorn (air-popper) represent the healthiest options.

You can eat popcorn without fearing that you will put on extra pounds. According to the publication EatThis, Not That, three small cups of popcorn can give you, on average, 3.6 grams of fiber and have less than 100 calories.

AMC popcorn nutrition (large)

Among the nutrients found in popcorn are fibers and antioxidants, which can be helpful for health. Besides these, popcorn also contains thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamins A, E, K. Here are the nutrients in one portion (three cups) of popcorn without additives:

  • 2 grams of sugars;
  • 93 calories;
  • 6 grams of fiber;
  • 6 grams of carbohydrates
  • 3 grams of protein;


The healthy properties of popcorn are reduced when you consume unhealthy versions, which contain a lot of salt or other additives, or if it is cooked in ways that are not exactly beneficial choices.

There are a lot of unhealthy versions on the market, including those that are quickly made in the microwave oven. These are popular because they are quick and easy to prepare, but in general, the materials from which these bags are made contain a chemical factor called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is associated with various health problems, including ADHD and disorders of the thyroid.

The consumption of popcorn with added salt is contraindicated for people who follow low-sodium diets or who have hypertension because the salt could aggravate their symptoms. Also, commercial versions are not recommended for those who may have allergies to some of the compounds.

AMC Concession prices and other tips for saving money

Take into consideration purchasing discounted gift cards for AMC Theatres from the website Raise.com. You can find here discounted gift cards for up to twelve percent off.

Also, the AMC movie theater chain offers coupons by SMS or via its smartphone apps.

There are package combo deals available in case you want to combine popcorn with drinks.

You should consider the AMC Stubs program if you watch a lot of movies and normally spend a lot of money on concessions. For every $100 spent on movie tickets, the program offers you a $10 reward credit, and for about $15 per year, you get a concession at participating AMC Theatres.

Also, members can get a free large upgrade of popcorn and drinks. You only have to make sure that you are going to the theatre enough to justify the costs.

There are promotions held often throughout the year that you can find via social media or on its official website. Make sure you subscribe to their newsletter and/or follow them on their social media accounts/pages. For instance, at the time this article was written, AMC offered teenagers a drink and popcorn for about $6.

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