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NFT: AMC, Sony to give away NFTs to ‘Spider-Man’ ticket buyers
AMC Theaters and Sony Pictures are handing out non-fungible tokens or NFTs to moviegoers who will buy tickets for “Spider-man: No Way Home” in advance. The NFTs are the new collectible cards, and lucky ticket buyers can own one for their purchase.
It was announced that the AMC Theaters and Sony are set to offer a total of 86,000 NFTs to AMC Stubs A-List members, AMC Investor Connect members, and AMC Stubs Premiere members who will buy “Spider-man: No Way Home” tickets before its Dec. 16 cinema release.
According to CNBC, the companies are looking for new methods to connect with customers that will also help increase sales. Since NFTs are hot right now, and many people are getting interested in owning crypto-based collectibles, they have decided to ride the digital wave and make use of non-fungible tokens.
The owners of NFT digital assets are recorded on a blockchain, however, an individual cannot trade or exchange an NFT for another. Rather, they can sell them later if they choose to. Each NFT piece is unique and cannot be copied, so they are rare and can be considered a valuable asset in this tech and digital era.
This idea came from YOU! Partnering with @SonyPictures for #AMCFirstEverNFT. More than 100 unique Spider-Man NFTs, given FREE to the first 86,000 online buyers of U.S. AMC December 16 tickets for Spider-Man No Way Home. Only for Stubs Premiere, A-List & Investor Connect members. pic.twitter.com/VnsMVeR29w— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) November 28, 2021
AMC Theaters revealed over 100 NFT designs are available, and these were created in collaboration with Cub Studios. Ticket buyers for the said movie can get a code from a dedicated website to be able to get one NFT through Wax blockchain. The NFTs are free and offered in all AMC Theater locations across the United States.
“Our AMC Theatres guests and our AMC Entertainment shareholders have been calling for AMC to get into the world of NFTs, and we couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to start doing so than with our good friends at Sony Pictures,” AMC chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Adam Aron, said in a press release.
He added, “This is especially the case in that ‘SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME’ is one of if not the most anticipated movie of 2021, and the incredibly talented artists at Cub Studios are creating more than 100 unique NFTs giving appropriate respect to this most recent incarnation of the timeless and ever so popular Spider-Man franchise.”