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AMC Theatres Delays Reopening Until End of July

June 29, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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AMC Theatres is holding off on reopening as COVID-19 cases surge, following the decision to push several films out again. As previously reported, Disney had the decision to delay Mulan over the weekend to August 21st while Warner Bros. decided earlier in the week to push Tenet to August 12th. Those decisions have let to the theater chain — the largest in the US — to announce on Monday per THR that it will delay its reopening until the end of July.

AMC Theatres has announced that the first 450 theaters will open on July 30th, followed by the remainder in early August. The site reports that Cinemark Theatres and Regal Cinemas are expected to follow AMC’s lead in this case.

“We continue to devote extraordinary resources into our plan to operate our theater with a hyper commitment to the safety and health of our guests and associates, notably in the United States through our new AMC Safe & Clean initiative. Our theater general managers across the U.S. started working full time again today and are back in their theaters gearing up to get their buildings fully ready just a few weeks from now for moviegoers. That happy day, when we can welcome guests back into most of our U.S. theaters, will be Thursday, July 30,” AMC CEO Adam Aron said in a statement.

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