What Is AMC Theatres on Demand and How Does It Work?

Stream movies and get AMC discounts and perks

AMC Theatres on Demand is AMC's answer to the streaming movie market. If you're a movie lover who's always looking for the most recent movies to rent, there's no better place to get access to the latest streaming movies available.

What is AMC Theatres on Demand?

If you watch on-demand movies using either Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or any other similar streaming service, then you know how infrequently recent movies become available.

AMC now offers AMC Theatres on Demand that gives you access to both newly released movies as well as older blockbusters you may not have seen yet. The AMC Theatres on Demand library also isn't littered with low-quality independent films, so you don't have to worry about wasting money on a movie you won't like.

There is no subscription needed to start streaming movies with AMC Theatres on Demand. Additionally, whenever you rent and stream any movies, you'll receive AMC Stubs points which you can use to get free concessions at the theater and other discounts.

The AMC Theatres on Demand service is most like Walmart's Vudu streaming service, or YouTube Movies, which don't require monthly membership fees either.

How to Sign Up for AMC Theatres on Demand

In order to purchase the On Demand titles, you'll need to create an AMC Stubs account. Some of the benefits that comes with a free AMC Stubs Insider membership includes:

  • Free refills on large popcorn
  • Discount days
  • Monetary reward for every block of points earned
  • No online ticketing fees
  • A Birthday gift and other special offers

Paid memberships include additional rewards like free movies, priority lanes, and unlimited waived online fees.

To sign up for an AMC Stubs membership:

  1. Visit the AMC On-Demand website and select Sign In at the upper left corner of the window. On the pop-up window, select Join Now.

    Screenshot of signing up for AMC Stubs
  2. For a free account without a monthly membership, select Join Now under the Stubs Insider column. If you want extra benefits, you can also sign up for Premiere or A-List memberships which come with monthly fees.

    Screenshot of Stubs membership levels
  3. Fill out the form with your email address, name, birthday, theater address, and your password. Select Continue when you're finished.

    Screenshot of creating Stubs insider membership
  4. Once you're finished, select My Profile to see your AMC Stubs profile. Select Wallet from the menu to review the current balance of your Stubs points.

    Screenshot of AMC Stubs points balance

Your AMC Stubs profile is also where you can view your On Demand Library for purchased or rented movies, as well as the On Demand Watch List to see a history of the movies you've watched.

Which AMC Stubs Membership is Right for You?

If you only plan to use the online AMC Theatres on Demand service and don't visit the actual theater very often, a free membership is more than sufficient. Most of the perks and benefits that come with Stubs points are redeemed in the actual theaters.

However, if you're a frequent movie-goer and would like to save money on your in-theater movie experience, either the A-List or the Premier memberships may be a good option.

The Premier Membership

This is less than $20 a year and gives you a few extra in-theater perks like free upgrades on popcorn and fountain drinks, and access to priority lanes at the box office and the concessions stand. You also don't have to pay any ticketing fees when you purchase tickets on the AMC website.

The A-List Membership

Prices vary depending on where you live, but ranges between $20 to $40 per month, and gives you all of the Premier memberships, plus you can watch up to 3 movies a week in the theater for free.

Which Plan is Right for You?

  • Insider: Perfect if you're primarily streaming online, but would like access to occasional in-theater discounts.
  • Premier: Cost effective if you go to the theater more often. Just a few concessions discounts could more than pay for this membership.
  • A-List: This monthly membership is ideal for heavy movie-goers who'd like to see movies in the theater several times a week.

Renting Movies on AMC Theatres on Demand

When you're finished creating your My AMC membership, you can rent or buy any movies listed in the AMC Theatres on Demand library.

Keep an eye out for deals as you're browsing. For example, when you rent some movies, you could receive an AMC credit for more movies. And every time you stream a movie using this service, you'll get AMC Stub points you can use the next time you visit an AMC theater.

  1. When you're logged into your My AMC account, select On Demand from the menu. You'll see a drop-down menu where you can browse through movie categories or see what movies are trending.

    Screenshot of My AMC account On Demand menu
  2. Once you make your selection from the menu, you'll see a movie listing. Just scroll down to browse through the list. Once you spot a movie you want to rent, just select the image of the movie.

    Screenshot of AMC Theatres Movies on Demand movie listing

    If you select a movie picture it'll open its synopsis in the same browser tab. Selecting the browser's back icon will take you back to the top of the list. If you want to go back to the part of the list where you found the movie, right-click the image icon and open the synopsis in a new browser tab instead.

  3. This will take you to the movie synopsis page. Once you read the synopsis and decide you want to rent the movie, just select either Rent or Buy under the movie title.

    Screenshot of movie synopsis screen
  4. This will open a pop-up window with your purchase options. These typically include renting or buying the movie in either SD or HD quality. If you rent the movie, it will remain in your movie library for 30 days. If you buy one, it will remain in your movie library permanently.

    Screenshot of purchasing an AMC Theatres Movies on Demand movie
  5. If you haven't saved your credit card information with your profile yet, you'll need to enter it now under the Payment Info section. To save your credit card info, make sure to select Save this credit card for future purchases before you select Apply. Once finished, select Purchase at the bottom of the window to complete the purchase.

    Screenshot of purchasing a movie
  6. When you're ready to watch the movie, visit Your Library in your My AMC account page. Select the image of the movie to play it.

    Playing a movie on AMC Theatres Movies on Demand
  7. This will open the same movie synopsis window as before. Select Watch Now to play the movie.

    Screenshot of playing a movie in AMC Theatres Movies on Demand
  8. The movie will start playing in a pop-up window. If you want to watch the movie in your web browser, just select the fullscreen icon in the lower right corner to maximize the window. If you prefer to stream it to your television using Chromecast, just select the Chromecast icon.

    Screenshot of playing an AMC movie in your browser