The world’s largest cinema chain will reopen more than 100 US cinemas on August 20, the company announced on Thursday. To commemorate its centenary, AMC is offering “Films in 2020 at 1920 prices”. That’s 15 cents per ticket.
AMC closed all theaters in the US in March as the pandemic hit, and reopening has been delayed several times.
AMC ((AMC) added that it is expected to open two-thirds of its 600+ US theater locations when Christopher Nolan’s thriller “Tenet” hits theaters on September 3. AMC’s other US theaters won’t open until approved by state and local officials, “according to the company.
AMC announced that new safety and health measures are being introduced to keep moviegoers safe and contain the spread of the coronavirus. This includes all guests wearing masks, reducing theater capacity and improving ventilation systems.
After the opening day, tickets are still available for less than usual. Tickets for films like “Inception”
;, “Black Panther”, “Back to the Future” and “The Empire Strikes Back” cost $ 5. AMC is bringing back old films as so many new films have been delayed this year due to the outbreak.
The company, which was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1920, also offers discounts on concessions like popcorn for $ 5 through the end of October.
“We are excited to reopen the doors to our American moviegoers looking for a way to step out of their homes and escape the magic of film,” said Adam Aron, CEO of AMC, in a statement Thursday .
The theater chain announced in June that it would reopen on July 15, but has been postponed to July 30 as the studios are not offering films. It was postponed again to mid to late August last month.
But now it seems that AMC is finally about to reopen, as some new movies like Disney’s “New Mutants” are slated to be released on August 28th and “Tenet” on September 3rd, at least for now.
A notable absence from AMC’s reopening is Disney’s “Mulan”. Earlier this month, Disney announced that the remake of the 1998 animated classic would hit theaters on September 4th and after Disney +.