You Can Rent a Private Movie Theater For Less Than $100

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Desperate times call for desperate measures. 

Movie theaters around the world are seriously struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, that’s no secret.

While some theater chains, such as Regal Cinemas, have decided to close their doors again, others, like AMC, are doing their very best to stay open.

In fact, despite many studios pushing back the release of their blockbuster movies to next year, AMC is letting customers rent out auditoriums for private screenings. 

While you may think this would cost an arm and a leg, you can actually do it for just $99.

Private Screening Room For You

In order to try and make money during this unprecedented time, AMC is allowing rentals of their auditoriums for private screenings of up to 20 people.

“Host a personal screening for one or make it a private party for up to 20 people total! It’s perfect for an everyday escape or a celebration to remember,” the company said on their website.

“Make AMC your next destination to meet friends and family and reserve an entire AMC Safe & Clean™ auditorium, starting at just $99+tax.”

Though the price starts at just $99, it goes up to roughly $350, depending on the movie that has been chosen.

The price also changes depending on where the theater is located (big cities probably cost more than smaller cities).

Add-ons are also available, such as food and drinks, or a microphone (you know, in case you want to greet all your guests). 

Movies Available

Despite the fact that we haven’t gotten very many movies this year, AMC is offering a variety of movies for fans. Some are newer releases, while others are straight-up classics. 

Here’s what you can choose from: 

  • Tenet 
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Shrek
  • The War With Grandpa
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 2 Hearts
  • The Conjuring
  • The Conjuring 2
  • Honest Thief
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Curse of La Llorona 
  • Monsters, Inc. 
  • The New Mutants
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Unhinged

It’s unclear if the movie selection will change as we move closer to Christmas and the holiday season, but keep checking AMC.com to see if they add any other options.

Though movie theaters aren’t necessarily where people want to be going right now, being able to rent out a full auditorium for your friends and family may alleviate some people’s stress.

Plus, it could also be a great option for parents who are looking for birthday party ideas for their kids as we head into winter.