AMC to Start Re-Opening US Theaters August 20th
By Abb Jones
After months of being shuttered due to the coronavirus, AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater chain, has announced it will start re-opening 100 of its 600 movie theaters across the United States on August 20th, just in time for the new Russell Crowe film, Unhinged.
AMC says it plans to open another 300 theaters during the two following weeks, in time for the big September 3rd Labor Day holiday weekend premiere of Tenet, the Christopher Nolan fantasy thriller starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki. Its other premiere of The New Mutants, will take place August 28th.
AMC’s re-opening announcement came during a Wednesday night e-mail to subscribers of its monthly A-List movie subscription service. For the scheduled re-opening date of theaters near you, AMC will be providing updates throughout the day on Thursday – click here.
Since there will be only these three new films in the coming weeks, AMC says it plans to screen the following films in its theaters as well: Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, Black Panther, Bloodshot, Ghostbusters, Goonies, Grease, I Still Believe, Jumanji: The Next Level, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
The financially embattled movie theater chain has been incorporating new cleaning and social distancing measures in an attempt to ensure safety and gain the confidence of its patrons. All employees and customers will be required to wear masks in the theaters.
AMC says A-List subscribers will be notified via e-mail when their primary theater re-opens, and given until December to decide whether to reactivate or cancel their subscription via the mobile app.
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