Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Disney+ Day brings four surprise screenings to AMC theaters for $5 each

The Disney+ marketing train chugs on this week with Disney+ Day on Friday, November 12. There’s a lot going on come Friday, including the streaming service’s launch in South Korea and Taiwan, the Disney+ premier of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Home Sweet Home, and Olaf Presents, and a new short from The Simpsons.

That’s just for starters, and the celebration is spilling over from the digital world to the theater, with four surprise screenings at participating AMC theaters from November 12-14. The unnamed “fan favorite movies” will be screened once a day over the three days and include selections from Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney (proper), and Star Wars.

Related Videos

The films will be available for $5 (plus tax) and include a surprise short, a free Disney+ poster, a 20-ounce drink, and a 53-ounce bag of popcorn.

Disney+ on a TV.
Phil Nickinson/Digital Trends

“We appreciate Disney working together with us to provide AMC movie-goers the opportunity to see their favorite Disney films with family and friends in their local theatre,” Elizabeth Frank, executive vice president, worldwide programming and chief content officer at AMC Theatres, said in a press release. “Though I see many movies at home through Disney+, I love experiencing my favorites on the big screen and the surprise screenings will add to the fun. With Disney’s phenomenal library of movies, it will be challenging to pick just four.”

In addition, Disney+ is serving up a one-month subscription for just $2 as part of the promotions. You’ll have to subscribe by November 14, and you’ll have to either be a new subscriber, or a returning subscriber. After the initial month, you’ll pay the usual $8 a month that everyone else is paying.

The Disney+ Bundle is still in effect, too, and it’s still a pretty excellent deal, giving you a basic Hulu subscription, Disney+ and ESPN+ for just $14 a month.

Disney+ is home to all things Disney, of course, as well as Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic. It’s available on every major streaming platform, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, on iOS and Android, and in a web browser. Disney+ also is available on various smart TVs and gaming consoles.

Editors' Recommendations

All the movie and TV news from Day 1 of Disney’s D23 Expo
Promo art for Disney's Wish.

It appears that Disney has been holding out on us. For the first D23 Expo in three years, Walt Disney Pictures unveiled its ambitious plans to kick off the 100th anniversary of the studio with an array of original films (for both theatrical releases and Disney+) and new TV series. And Disney hasn't even gotten around to making its Marvel or Star Wars announcements yet!

The first day of D23 began with a look at the sequel to a classic flick that is coming to Disney+ on September 30: Hocus Pocus 2. Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker are all reprising their roles as the evil Sanderson Sisters from the original film. In the sequel, Becca (Whitney Peak) and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo) are two teenage girls who are tricked into resurrecting the Sandersons, and the witches are out for revenge on all of Salem. The trailer also briefly introduces Doug Jones' Billy Butcherson, a good zombie who was cursed by the sisters.

Read more
In the MCU, Marvel’s most important stories are in its Disney+ shows
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson in Falcon and the Winter Soldier wields Captain America's Shield

At this point, just about everyone is familiar with the entertainment juggernaut that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become. The premiere of a new MCU movie is now a global event, with a long list of box-office records metaphorically incinerated by the ticket-buying crowds that turn out for each installment of the biggest film franchise in Hollywood's history.

But here's the secret that all of those breathless headlines about Marvel movies are hiding: The best storytelling within the MCU is actually happening on a much smaller screen.

Read more
Please, don’t let adult cinema die
A woman stands at a street corner in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.

Last month, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris premiered to near-universal acclaim from critics and audiences; those that actually went to the theater to see it, anyway. Starring Academy Award nominees Leslie Manville and Isabelle Huppert, the surprisingly bittersweet movie follows a widowed cleaning lady who travels to Paris to purchase a dress from the prestigious but struggling luxury fashion house of Dior.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is the third film adaptation of the 1958 novel Mrs. Arris Goes to Paris, but the charm is still there. The formula works, mainly thanks to the luminous and undeterred performance from the mighty Leslie Manville, one of her generation's most underrated actresses. Yet, despite its overflow of enchanting entertainment, the film failed to register at the box office; indeed, it barely made a dent, grossing $2 million on its opening weekend. So far, the film has grossed $8 million, which doesn't bode well for its long-term prospects.

Read more