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AMC Theatres postpones its reopening due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Here’s when they might open

AMC Theatres might open amid the COVID-19

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In this May 11, 2005, file photo, people enter AMC’s Studio 30 theater in Olathe, Kan. AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.

In this May 11, 2005, file photo, people enter AMC’s Studio 30 theater in Olathe, Kansas.

Orlin Wagner, Associated Press

AMC Theatres has delayed its reopening amid the coronavirus outbreakdue to a spike in COVID-19 cases

What’s happening:

  • AMC will delay its reopening until the end of July.
  • The announcement comes after Disney delayed “Mulan” to Aug. 21 and Warner Bros. delayed “Tenet”to Aug. 12.
  • AMC planned to reopen 450 theaters on July 15 and then reopen another 150 on July 24.
  • The 450 theaters will now reopen on July 30.
  • Adam Aron, CEO and president ofAMC Theatres said: “We continue to devote extraordinary resources into our plan to operate our theaters 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 theaters 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. theaters, will be Thursday, July 30.”

Some bigger context:

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cinemark Theatres and Regal Cinemas will follow a similar path and close down their reopenings for a bit.