Tag Archives: AMC Theaters

AMC Theaters To Begin Staggered Opening Next Week

The Verge reports: AMC Theaters has detailed its plans to reopen movie theaters throughout the US, in addition to a new deadline for its MoviePass-style A-List subscription, in an email sent to customers on Wednesday. Starting August 20th, AMC plans to have more than 100 theaters open, and it says it will continue opening locations “such that about two-thirds of …

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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 …

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AMC To Reopen Next Month, No Masks Required

Variety reports: AMC Theatres, the world’s largest exhibitor, has unveiled plans to re-open after coronavirus forced it to close its more than 600 venues in the U.S. for nearly four months. The company is expected to resume operations in 450 of those locations on July 15 and expects to be almost fully operational by the time that Disney’s “Mulan” debuts …

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AMC Theatres “Doubts” It Can Remain In Business

CNN Business reports: AMC Theatres, the world’s biggest movie theater chain, said on Wednesday that it has “substantial doubt” it can remain in business after closing locations across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic. The theater chain, which closed its theaters earlier this year, expects to have lost between $2.1 billion and $2.4 billion in the first quarter. The company …

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Nation’s Largest Theater Chain In Bankruptcy Talks

The New York Post reports: AMC Entertainment is inching closer to a possible bankruptcy. The nation’s largest movie theater chain, whose cinema houses have been shuttered nationwide since mid-March because of the coronavirus, is in talks to hire law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges to explore a potential Chapter 11 filing, The Post has learned. Weil Gotshal’s team is headed …

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AMC Theatres Launches $20/Month Subscription

The New York Post reports: AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass. The theater chain on Wednesday announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That’s more expensive than the …

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AMC Battles Unlimited Movies At $9.99/Month

Well, not quite unlimited. One per day. The New York Daily News reports: A six-year-old entertainment start-up is trying to revolutionize the movie industry: with a price of just $9.95 per month. The New York-based company MoviePass, in existence since 2011, has announced that it is changing its monthly subscription fee to $9.95. It is essentially striving to become the …

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Homeland Security Descends On AMC Theatres Patron Wearing Google Glass

AMC Theatres has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass after Homeland Security yanked a patron wearing the device out of one of their Ohio multiplexes. Via the Guardian: Writing anonymously on The Gadgeteer blog, the man explained that halfway into the screening at an AMC in Columbus, Ohio, he was hauled out by police and officers from homeland security’s ICE …

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AMC Theatres To Host National Screening Of Movie Featuring Anti-Gay Activists

On May 6th, AMC Theatres will host a one-time national screening of Irreplaceable, a movie produced by Focus On The Family. Among the anti-gay talking heads in the film is Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, who is perhaps best known for his campaign against the publication of gay wedding announcements in Jewish newspapers. Also in the movie is ex-gay torture advocate Dr. …

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Chinese Group Buys AMC Theatres

The nation’s second-largest theater chain has been sold to a Chinese investment group. AMC Theatres has 5,048 screens in 347 locations across the U.S. and Canada. The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square is the nation’s busiest theater. A Chinese conglomerate has announced it will buy U.S. cinema chain AMC Entertainment Holdings for $2.6 billion to create the world’s biggest …

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NYC Meets The $20 Movie Ticket

All these 3D/IMAX movies have pushed ticket prices to near $20 in NYC. The cost of movie tickets is rising this weekend, with seats for the IMAX 3-D cartoon “How To Train Your Dragon” soaring to $19.50 for adults at one Brooklyn theater. And movie fans say it’s Hollywood robbery. “It’s pretty absurd that in this economy, they want to …

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The Star Trek IMAX Ripoff

Some Star Trek buffs are pissed after paying $17 to see the movie in IMAX at AMC’s flagship Times Square megaplex, only to find a normal size screen. The flap really got rolling earlier this week when actor/comedian Aziz Ansari went ballistic on his blog, describing how AMC management refused to refund his ticket. The CEO of IMAX has weighed …

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