AMC Theaters, the largest theater chain in the world, has announced on Thursday that it is finally opening its doors for moviegoers. Beginning August 20, they will be reopening over a hundred of their US theaters. And for the reopening, a ticket will only cost 15 cents.
After several postponements of schedule for reopening plans from the company, they are now eyeing for an August 20 date to welcome customers again. Movie houses all over the world had been shut down since March due to the pandemic. And with spikes in confirmed cases, previous attempts from AMC to reopen have been, time and time, delayed causing many of their employees to be furloughed.
On top of the shutdown of operations in their movie theater chains, major studios have also been pulling back on their latest film releases. Disney has postponed the theatrical release of “Mulan” several times before finally deciding to put it on their streaming service, but with premier access. And Warner Bros. is now gearing up for the debut of its Christopher Nolan-directed spy/thriller film “Tenet” in international cinemas on August 26. That before they are shown in US theaters September 3.
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Reopening discount for centennial celebration
Meanwhile, in celebration of its 100 year anniversary since founding, AMC Theaters is providing a huge promo for their customers. On opening day, they will launch the “movies in 2020 at 1920 prices.” A ticket will only cost a mere 15 cents. There won’t be any new title yet. Among the movies that they would be showing include classic titles like “Back to the Future,” “Inception,” “Black Panther,” and “Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back.”
More theaters soon
The American theater chain company is also planning to have two-thirds of their US locations to be in operation by the time “Tenet” hits the US theaters. Disney’s “The New Mutants” will also be shown on August 28th.
In a letter sent to their customers, AMC wrote: “The remaining AMC locations will open after we get further clearance from state and local authorities that it is safe to do so.” They also promised “continuous extra cleaning and disinfecting of high traffic areas.”