AMC Extends Pause on A-List Reactivations
By Abb Jones
In a sign that the COVID-19 pandemic’s disastrous effect on the movie industry isn’t yet over, AMC Theatres has announced it will be extending the pause on reactivating billing on its A-List members across the United States. The prior planned reactivation date of March 1st has been pushed back four months, to July 1st.
In Wednesday’s announcement, the world’s largest movie chain cited the lack of new movie releases, reporting that about 500 of its 620 U.S. theaters are now open as part of its new cleaning procedures. The movie chain’s A-List program, which has 750,000 members, allows for up to three movie viewings per week, for a flat monthly fee.
The nation’s second largest movie chain, Regal Cinemas, suspended operations at all 536 theaters across the United States in October 2020 after briefly opening just a couple of months earlier. The indefinite closure also affected 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas in the United Kingdom.
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