AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater company, is considering accepting Shiba Inu as a form of payment for tickets and concession stand purchases.
On his Twitter account, CEO Adam Aron has set up a poll asking if the company should accept “the Dogecoin killer.” As of 12:07 a.m. UTC, 33,079 votes had been cast, with Shiba Inu receiving an overwhelming 82.5 percent of the vote.
TWITTER POLL #2: As you know, you can now purchase AMC gift cards using cryptocurrency, and our IT group is writing code so that soon we can accept online payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dogecoin among others. Should we strive to take Shiba Inu too?— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) October 29, 2021
Aron launched a similar poll on Twitter to gauge the pulse of his followers about Dogecoin in September, catching the attention of none other than Tesla chief Elon Musk.
Earlier this October, the AMC CEO said that support for the original meme coin will be enabled in early 2022. Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash are likely to be included as additional payment options before the end of the year. In the aforementioned tweet, Aron claims that his team of IT professionals is now working on this.
Shiba Inu and Dogecoin, the two biggest meme currencies, look to be an ideal fit for the movie chain. AMC stock went wild in early 2021 owing to rebel traders from the WallStreetBets group on Reddit who rabidly bought severely shorted equities. In June, AMC kept surging when Aron earned a viral moment after supposedly not wearing trousers during an interview. The movie chain’s shares are up 1,652% year-to-date.