AMC is reopening theaters today with 15-cent tickets

Tenet is scheduled to be launched in AMC theaters on Sept. 3.

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AMC is celebrating its 100th year by reopening theaters across the nation on Thursday after closing down due to the coronavirus pandemic. To have a good time its anniversary, for in the future solely, tickets will be priced at their 1920 cost of 15 cents apiece.

Greater than 100 AMC areas are scheduled to reopen Aug. 20, together with in areas throughout Georgia, Texas, Connecticut, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Indiana, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Minnesota, Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kansas and Oklahoma, in addition to Washington, DC.

A number of the films being proven on the 15-cent day embody throwbacks like Inception, Black Panther, Again to the Future, Ghostbusters, Grease and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Again. As soon as the 100th anniversary pricing concludes, these films might be priced at $5 per ticket.

The reopening is step one in AMC’s phased plan for the US. It goals to have 600 theaters, or two-thirds of its operations, open by Sept. Three in time for the launch of Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet, which has been repeatedly delayed due to COVID-19. The remainder of its theaters will reopen when state and native officers give the go-ahead.

AMC had previously planned to reopen in July however pushed back its reopening again last month citing delays in movie release dates. A number of the yr’s largest films have been regularly delayed, together with DC’s Wonder Woman, which is now scheduled to launch in October; Disney’s Mulan, which has been pushed to August; and Marvel’s Black Widow, now set for November.

“We’re thrilled to as soon as once more open our doorways to American moviegoers who’re searching for a chance to get out of their homes and flats and escape into the magic of the flicks,” Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Theatres, stated.

AMC rivals CineMark and Regal also set out for a July reopening. Regal’s website now says it’ll open on Aug. 21, whereas CineMark has already opened theaters throughout 23 states.

Is it secure to go to the flicks now? Your individual reply to that query may depend on your political leanings, in response to a survey final month by The New York Occasions. For its half, the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says, on an internet web page up to date Aug. 10, that certain activities and situations put you at “higher risk” of exposure to COVID-19, together with “being in crowds — for instance, in eating places, bars, airports, bus and prepare stations, or film theaters.”

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Corinne Reichert