AMC Theatres Reverses, Will Require Masks For Patrons

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

AMC Theatres said Friday it is reversing course and will require that customers wear face masks when reopening its theaters next month.

On Thursday, the largest movie chain in the U.S. unveiled its initial reopening plan, which includes a slew of enhanced sanitary and social distancing measures developed in conjunction with numerous experts. AMC said it would strongly encourage customers to wear masks, and require them to if so ordered by local authorities.

In an interview with Variety, Aron elaborated and said he didn’t want to make masks a requirement and be drawn into a political controversy. (The Trump campaign has made headlines around the world for not requiring supporters to wear masks at a rally on Saturday in Tulsa). Aron’s remark sparked an immediate furor on social media.