The world’s largest movie theater chain will reopen more than 100 theaters in the US on August 20, the company said Thursday. To celebrate its centenary, AMC is offering “movies in 2020 for 1920”. That’s 15 cents a ticket.
AMC closed all of its theaters in the US in March when the pandemic broke out and reopening has been delayed several times.
added that they are scheduled to open two-thirds of the more than 600 theatrical locations in the United States by the time Christopher Nolan’s horror film “Tenet” hits theaters on September 3. AMCs in the US will only open “after authorized by state and local officials,”
; according to the company.
AMC says it is taking new health and safety measures to help keep moviegoers safe and limit the spread of coronavirus. That includes requiring all guests to wear masks, reduce theater capacity, and upgrade ventilation.
After the opening date, the ticket will still be cheaper than usual. Tickets for movies like “Inception”, “Black Panther”, “Back to the Future” and “The Empire Strikes Back” will cost $ 5. AMC is bringing back old movies as so many new ones have already been delay this year because of the outbreak.
The company, founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1920, is also offering discounts like popcorn for $ 5 through the end of October.
Adam Aron, CEO of AMC, said: “We are delighted to once again open the door to American audiences looking to get out of their homes and apartments and out of the magic of the movies, ”Adam Aron, CEO of AMC, said in a statement Thursday.
In June, the chain announced it would reopen on July 15, but was delayed until July 30 due to lack of movie studios. It was delayed again last month to mid to late August.
But now it looks like AMC will finally reopen as some of the new movies like Disney’s “New Mutants” on August 28 and “Tenet” on September 3 have been set, at least for Up to now, will be released.
One notable absence from AMC’s opening roster is Disney’s “Mulan”. Earlier this month, Disney announced that a remake of the 1998 animated classic will hit theaters and Disney + on September 4.