Discount tickets to Fathom Events
What are Fathom Events?
Fathom Events are special screenings at AMC, Cinemark and Regal Theaters. Fathom Events offers limited showings of “TCM Big Screen Classics” (such as the 75th Anniversary screening of Casablanca.) and live events (such as Metropolitan Opera performances) as well as other events. The TCM Big Screen Classics and Met Opera performance screenings are during non-peak times usually on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Fathom events is co-owned by Fathom Events, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark Holdings, and Regal Entertainment Group.
Use AMC discount Yellow passes for movies Save 3.6% or more
TCM Big Screen Classic tickets retail for $14 including tax at the box office at my local AMC. You can get AMC Yellow passes for $8.99 at Sam’s Club (Get $20 off membership here), for $9.75 here or at Costco. You can get them for $8.50 direct from AMC. Read more about it here: Save money on Movie Tickets.
Use AMC discount Black passes for movies Save up to 23%
TCM Big Screen Classic tickets retail for $14 including tax at the box office at my local AMC. You can get AMC Black passes for $10.74 each (two for $21.48) at Sam’s Club (Get $20 off Sam’s Club membership here), occasionally through Coke Rewards and at Costco. You can get them for $8.50 direct from AMC. Read more about it here: Save money on Movie Tickets.
However there is a catch – Sometimes the AMC passes work and sometimes they don’t
At the Box Office I’ve been told the pass doesn’t work at all. Or that the pass works but I was charged an additional $4-$5 and recently I was able to use a Yellow pass to purchase a ticket for a TCM Big Screen Classic. This is no fault of the Box Office employees. They are not properly trained.
My advice when using an AMC Yellow or Black pass to get into a TCM Big Screen Classic/Fathom Event is to go to the Box Office and try and use it for no extra charge. That is they should sell you the ticket in exchange for the pass. If this does not work nicely ask if there is a manager available. At my AMC the manager is located upstairs at the Service Desk. The manager should be able to process the AMC ticket with the pass only. I did this in February and it worked.
Regal and Cinemark passes
Fathom events also screen at Regal Webster Place 11 1471 W. Webster Avenue and Regal City North Stadium 14 2600 N. Western Avenue. I do not know which passes, if any, work at Regal Cinemas. I’ve contacted Fathom Events multiple times and received no response. You can get Regal Cinema passes at Sam’s Club (Get $20 off membership here) or at Costco. Save money on Movie Tickets.
No passes for more expensive events
Tickets for live performances such as the Met Opera are around $27. Fathom does not accept any AMC passes and presumably any other passes.
2020 TCM Big Screen Classics
There’s nothing like seeing classic films on the big screen. Below is a sampling of classics coming up this year. Full list here. Screenings generally run on Sundays and Wednesdays 1 or 2PM and 6 or 7PM at AMC Rivereast 21, Regal Webster Place and Regal City North Stadium 14. Check the schedule for each event before heading over.
Jan 19, Jan 22 An American In Paris
Feb 9, Feb 12 Love Story
Feb 23 The Color Purple
Mar 15 King Kong
Apr 26, Apr 27, Apr 29 A League of Their Own
May 17, May 20 Airplane!
May 31, Jun 3 The Shining
Jun 14, Jun 17 Annie
Jun 28, Jul 1 The Blues Brothers
Jul 19, Jul 22 Ghost
Aug 9, Aug 12 Babe
Sep 13, Sep 14, Sep 17 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Oct 11, Oct 12 Psycho
Nov 8, Nov 9 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Dec 13, Dec 14 Fiddler on the Roof