Blockbusters on a Budget: Student Deals at AMC

For an enjoyable trip to the movies, there are several deals offered on and off Sacred Heart’s campus. The nearby theater, AMC Marquis 16 located at 100 Quarry Rd. in Trumbull, is a popular destination for SHU students. A shuttle service to and from the theatre is offered sporadically throughout both semesters from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., with the most recent being Nov. 16.

A $9 voucher for discounted tickets is always available for students to purchase at the Campus Concierge in the Main Academic Building. They are open every day, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For an even cheaper ticket option, AMC has offered a unique way to watch new films that are released in theatres. They have introduced AMC Screen Unseen, which keeps the film that will be displayed a mystery until showtime. According to AMC Theatres website, the tickets are $5 plus tax and the only thing audiences are aware of going into the showing is the MPAA rating. Their most recent event was for an R rated screening on Nov. 27.

AMC theatres also have many other advantages for customers. As a customer, you are offered reserved seating, an array of food and beverages to purchase, reclined seating, and even $5 small combos on discount Tuesdays.

“My favorite part about AMC is the reclining seats because it allows you to lay back and relax which makes watching a movie way more comfortable than just sitting,” said junior Bianca Blasi.

Blasi took to AMC to see a new movie on its opening night, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth.

Junior Lauren Casale also joined Blasi at the theatre.

“I was so excited to go see the new ‘Hunger Games’ and the experience that AMC offers made it even better,” said Casale.

There are many other movies that are currently showing at AMC. These include “Trolls Band Together,” “The Marvels,” “Thanksgiving,” “Priscilla,” “Taylor Swift: The Era’s Tour,” “Five Nights at Freddy’s” and many more. For a full list of showings, visit

Neither Blasi or Casale took advantage of the student deals. They both explained how they were unaware of the discount offered to Sacred Heart students.

It seems that they are not the only ones who have missed out. Junior Jordyn Imbrogo, manager at the Campus Concierge, confirms these offers are not heavily utilized.

“If I’m being honest, as a manager at the Student Union, in my three years of working there I have only sold five. This is quite sad, because it does not take that much time or effort to save some money and people just have no idea,” said Imbrogno.

“Students should definitely utilize these deals because it is just money you are saving rather than wasting. From my personal experience college can be very expensive and you want to make sure you balance out your costs and make sure you spend your money right. Meaning if you are offered discounts, go get them. The Student Union also offers shuttle trips to the movie theater as well, which ultimately means you are barely paying for anything,” said Imbrogno.

If students want to keep up with the shuttle service and other possible offers, they should keep an eye on their student email for messages from Campus Concierge and SHU Shuttles.

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