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AMC Movie Theaters Won't Reopen Until New Movies Available

Posted on Friday, April 24th, 2020 3:35 PM


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AMC Theatres said today that it will not reopen its movie theaters until there are new movies to play in those theaters. The news was published today in an article in The Hollywood Reporter:

The company's comment comes several days after the National Association of Theatre Owners, speaking on behalf of AMC and other circuits, cautioned that cinemas won't be flipping on the lights right away even if some states are rushing to lift shelter-in-place orders instituted due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"As we plan our reopening, the health and safety of our guests and associates is our absolute highest priority. To be able to open, we also need a line of sight into a regular schedule of new theatrical blockbusters that get people truly excited about returning to their favorite movie theaters. Those blockbusters are scheduled to return this summer, beginning with Warner Brothers’ Tenet and Disney’s Mulan, with many more major titles scheduled immediately thereafter," AMC said in Friday's statement.

"While we expect to open our theaters in the weeks ahead of these new blockbusters, utilizing creative programming of immensely popular previously released films, we would be wise to do so only directly in advance of the release of major new movie titles," the statement continued. "AMC is currently working through every detail required to successfully showcase these exciting new releases in an environment that’s safe and welcoming for moviegoers, and we will share those details as we get closer to the dates when our theaters will reopen."

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Some movie theaters around the country are beginning to open, as their states are relaxing restrictions. Most of the locations are drive-in theaters, which are better suited to maintaining physical distancing.



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