Despite rising cases of COVID-19 and a first wave that’s still oncoming, AMC theaters has announced that they will be opening about 450 locations around the country. That’s about 90% of the moviegoing at AMC. All theaters will be re-opened by the end of July.
The chain has announced “AMC Safe & Clean,” a new initiative that will “meet or exceed health and safety directives set forth by federal, state and local authorities.”
This initiative includes “Seat capacity restrictions, social distancing efforts, commitments to health, new intensified cleaning protocols, contactless ticketing and expanded mobile ordering of food & beverages.”
The theaters will not require masks to be worn calling it a “political controversy.” The company has reverse course and will now require the use of masks. They will sell masks for $1.
In early July, the chain will list the opening dates of specific theaters, movie listings, and showtimes.
We’ll be reporting more I’m sure and first we want to see if AMC’s terms of service will change to indemnify them from attendees catching COVID-19 by attending their facilities.