Cinemark Vs. AMC: Which One Better?

We all need a break from our overly hectic routines to stay sane. If you have about a week and enough money you can go on a vacation. However, if you can not afford a week-long vacation go watch movies in a theater to refresh yourself.

It’s pretty hard for everyone with an 8 hours job to go on a vacation every other day. Therefore, most of us go to watch movies quite often.

Watching movies in a movie theater can be as refreshing as a vacation if you choose the right theater.

If you are exhausted from your routine, take a short break and go watch movies with your friends or family.

The two most positively reviewed and popular theaters are Cinemark and AMC. You can pick any of the two options to have a lasting experience. Here’s a brief comparison of Cinemark and AMC that would help you in picking the right option.

Cinemark Vs. AMC

Cinemark is a chain of American movie theaters that has been working around since 1984.

These movie theaters are operating in almost all big cities of the United States and Brazil.

If you are living in the United States or Brazil, you can easily find a Cinemark near you and watch movies in a luxurious environment.

AMC is a chain of movie theaters as well. The branches of these most luxurious movie theaters are located in the USA and Canada.AMC theaters offer refunds for multiple reasons.

As per the rough estimate, more than 200 million people visit AMC theaters every day. That’s enough to tell how popular the AMC theaters are.

Cinemark Vs. AMC Comparison

Cinemark and AMC are doing a remarkable job in entertaining us. Here are a few major differences;


Cinemark and AMC are both highly ranked movie theaters. To be more specific, Cinemark is ranked as the USA’s #971, and Cinemark’s biggest competitor AMC is #683 in the list of Global Top 1000 Brands.

Therefore if you go by the customer’s rating and ranking, it can be said AMC’s service is superior.

Number of branches and screens

Both AMC and Cinemark have multiple branches operating in almost all big cities. The AMC has about 1,004 branches having 11,041 screens.

The Cinemark is the third largest movie theater in the United States having 533 movie theaters and 5,974 screens across the US.

By judging the two movie theaters by the number of branches and screens, AMC has the largest chain of theaters as compared to Cinemark.


Cinemark and AMC offer quality service. However, I found the AMC’s service noticeably better than the Cinemark.

The Cinemark only offers candy, ICEE, soda, popcorn, hotdogs, ice cream, vitamin water, and coffee beverages. Whereas, the AMC serves you with a thousand more options.

The seats of the AMC theaters are also comparatively more comfortable than the Cinemark.

AMC theaters accept apple pay and other options which not available in many cinemas.

However, there is one thing that the Cinemark takes lead in. It’s the theater format.

The Cinemark has multiple theater formats including IMAX, realD 3D, digital, XD, DBOX, and XD 3D. Unfortunately, the AMC only has IMAX, realD 3D, digital, XD, DBOX, and XD 3D so far.


  • Will Nob has extensive experience with Laser Projectors. His job was to assemble laptops and projectors for a famous company in the United States. Several of his articles and research papers have been published.

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