AMC reopens theaters with 15-cent bills to celebrate 100th anniversary

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Tenet is set to hit AMC theaters on September 3. Photos by Warner Bros.

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AMC celebrates its 100th anniversary by reopening theaters across the country after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. To celebrate his birthday, for one day, tickets will be priced at 1920 at a cost of 15 cents each.

More than 100 AMC sites are slated to reopen on August 20, including areas in Georgia, Texas, Connecticut, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Indiana, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Minnesota, Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana , Kansas and Oklahoma, as well as Washington, DC.

The August 20 reopening would be the first step in AMC’s gradual reopening in the United States. It plans to open 600 theaters, or two-thirds of its operations, by September 3 in time for the launch of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which was repeatedly delayed due to COVID-19. The rest of its theaters will reopen when national and local authorities give the green light.

Some of the films that aired on 15 Cent Day include flashbacks like Inception, Black Panther, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Grease, and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Once 100th anniversary pricing ends, these movies will be priced at $ 5 per ticket.

AMC had previously planned to reopen in July but pushed back its reopening last month citing delays in the film’s release Appointment. Some of the biggest films of the year have been continually delayed, including DC’s Wonder Woman, which is now slated for October; Disney’s Mulan, which was pushed back until August; and Marvel’s Black Widow, now slated for November.

“We are delighted to reopen our doors to American moviegoers looking for an opportunity to get out of their homes and apartments and escape to the magic of cinema,” said Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Theaters.

AMC’s rivals CineMark and Regal also decided to reopen in July. Regal’s website now says it will open on August 21, while CineMark has already opened theaters in 23 states.

Is it safe to go to the movies now? Your own answer to this question may depend on your political leanings, according to a poll conducted by the New York Times last month. For its part, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says on a web page updated on August 10 that certain activities and situations put you at a “higher risk” of exposure to COVID-19, including ‘being in a crowd – for example, in restaurants, bars, airports, bus and train stations or cinemas. “

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