AMC Theatres will soon charge Kansas City moviegoers based on where they sit

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Moviegoers visiting AMC Theatres will soon have to pay different prices for their tickets based on seat location in the theater.

Kansas City is one of the first three markets to test out the new price system, called Sightline.

There will be three price levels:

  • Standard Sightline will include the more common seats toward the back of the theater and will cost on par with current ticket prices.

  • Value Sightline seats are only available to AMC Stubs members. They will be closer to the front row and will be available at a lower price than the standard seats. Value Sightline prices will include ADA seats for those with disabilities.

  • Preferred Sightline seats will be in the middle of the auditorium and will cost more than the Standard Sightline seats. AMC Stubs A-list members will be able to reserve Preferred Sightline seats for no extra cost.

“While every seat at AMC delivers an amazing moviegoing experience, we know there are some moviegoers who prioritize their specific seat and others who prioritize value moviegoing. Sightline at AMC accommodates both sentiments to help ensure that our guests have more control over their experience, so that every trip to an AMC is a great one,” AMC Theatres Executive Vice President Eliot Hamlisch said in a statement.

The Sightline pricing will apply to movies that start after 4 p.m. and will not apply on Discount Tuesdays, when movie tickets are $5.

There are eight AMC locations in the Kansas City metro area.