AMC Gives a Timeline for Reopening of Movie Theatres
A rep for AMC Theatres has spoken out to provide a timeline on when the company will be reopening movie theatres across the country.
Nearly every movie theatre in the United States was shut down in mid-March amid the ongoing health crisis facing the nation, and the world. Every movie studio has pushed back the release of their major films and some of the movies have even been released on VOD in the meantime.
AMC says that it will not reopen its locations in the U.S. until movie studios have major blockbusters to release. The next major studio film on the schedule is the Christopher Nolan film Tenet, which has a July 17 release date right now. Disney will be releasing Mulan one week later on July 24.
“As we plan our reopening, the health and safety of our guests and associates is our absolute highest priority. To be able to open, we also need a line of sight into a regular schedule of new theatrical blockbusters that get people truly excited about returning to their favorite movie theatres. Those blockbusters are scheduled to return this summer, beginning with Warner Brothers’ Tenet and Disney’s Mulan, with many more major titles scheduled immediately thereafter,” AMC said in a statement (via THR).
“While we expect to open our theaters in the weeks ahead of these new blockbusters, utilizing creative programming of immensely popular previously released films, we would be wise to do so only directly in advance of the release of major new movie titles,” the statement continued. “AMC is currently working through every detail required to successfully showcase these exciting new releases in an environment that’s safe and welcoming for moviegoers, and we will share those details as we get closer to the dates when our theaters will reopen.”
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