Up to 100 AMC theaters are set to reopen after its long stint of closure due to COVID-19, according to Variety. AMC is well aware it’ll take more than just reopening its locations to drive people to go back to theater, so they’ve put things in place to assure the safety of not only the customers but also employees.
For starters, the night locations reopen, tickets for legacy films, such as Black Panther, The Empire Strikes Back, and more will cost a meager 15 cents and slowly work its way up in pricing with August 21 showing films like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and more for a still lowly $5. People eager to go should remember to enjoy your popcorn and soda, though. AMC theaters are going to turn away refills.
We are excited to share we will open more than 100 U.S. locations on Thursday, 8/20. Another 300 will open during the following 2 weeks and the remainder will open only after authorized to do so by state and local officials. Check for your theatre now: https://t.co/4yQ7dhTF21 pic.twitter.com/DInzxtmvMW
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) August 13, 2020
Social distancing will also be a thing with only about 30% or less of its capacity. Masks will also be required when moving about the theater, if you don’t have one, you can purchase one for $1 at the theater. Also, no you don’t need to wear the mask if you’re eating your snacks.
This promotion is the first phase in reopening its 600+ locations. All AMC theaters aim to be functional by September 3 right in time for Tenet.
Theaters will begin a phased reopening in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Atlanta on August 20.