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AMC Theaters pushes reopening date back by nearly three weeks

by Sean P. Aune | June 29, 2020June 29, 2020 4:25 pm EDT

AMC Theaters – the largest exhibitor in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East – has opted to delay its reopening dates by nearly three weeks.

Previously scheduled to reopen its theater locations on July 10, AMC Theaters has announced that it will now delay that date to July 30. The decision is based on Tenet pushing back to Aug. 12, and New York City and Los Angeles not allowing theaters to open as of yet.

Adam Aron, CEO & President, AMC Theatres said, “We continue to devote extraordinary resources into our plan to operate our theatres with a hyper commitment to the safety and health of our guests and associates, notably in the United States through our new AMC Safe & Clean initiative. Our theatre general managers across the U.S. started working full time again today and are back in their theatres gearing up to get their buildings fully ready just a few weeks from now for moviegoers. That happy day, when we can welcome guests back into most of our U.S. theatres, will be Thursday, July 30.”

This will time with the first major release since the pandemic hit, Russel Crowe’s new movie, Unhinged.

With the continuing surge in cases, we don’t expect this to be the last announcement in regards to theater closures being extended. Stay tuned.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing