Regal cinema chain partners with Flexa to enable digital currency payments for tickets and concessions


Cinema operator Royal announced today that it has partnered with a purely digital payment network Flexa to enable moviegoers to use digital currencies – from Bitcoin to Basic Attention Token – to pay for items like tickets and concessions in its theaters, in a safe and reliable manner.

Through its partnership with Flexa, Regal said it enables instant payments using dozens of digital currencies, such as:

  • Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dogecoin
  • Digital dollars and stablecoins including USD Coin, Dai and Gemini dollar
  • Digital tokens including LINK, ATOM, and Basic Attention Token

Regal said that Flexa is working to help them enable better payments for as many different assets and on as many different protocols (including the Lightning Network) as possible. When paying at Regal with Flexa compatible apps, for example, customers will soon have the option to link their Regal Crown Club loyalty account for special rewards.


Flexa payment flow

“This exciting partnership allows us to easily and transparently accept digital currencies – including dogecoin, stablecoins and bitcoin – across our theater footprint in a simple and completely contactless manner, offering our customers have the flexibility and security they deserve as we enter a new era, ”said Ken Thewes, Director of Marketing at Regal.

“Flexa is committed to helping merchants provide easier, faster and more secure payment options for their customers, and that’s just one of the reasons we’re incredibly proud to work with Regal, including the dedication to creating an enjoyable and widely accessible movie experience for their loyal customers is unmatched, ”said Trevor Filter, co-founder of Flexa. “We are very excited to partner with Regal as we work to enable universal digital currency payment options for movies and more, and help bring the future of payments to theaters. “

Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld group, operates 6,885 screens in 514 theaters in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Guam in October.

Founded in 2018, Flexa provides merchants and developers with simple integrations for digital currency acceptance that are fast, affordable, and anti-fraud.


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