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AMC Theatres has delayed its reopening ... again. Here’s when

AMC Theatres pushes back its reopening due to the coronavirus pandemic

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This May 14, 2020, photo shows an AMC theater sign at a nearly empty parking lot for the theater in Londonderry, N.H. After three months of near total blackout of cinemas nationwide, movie theaters are preparing to reopen - even if it means only a few titles on the marquee and showings limited to as little as 25% capacity.

This May 14, 2020, photo shows an AMC theater sign at a nearly empty parking lot for the theater in Londonderry, N.H. After three months of near total blackout of cinemas nationwide, movie theaters are preparing to reopen - even if it means only a few titles on the marquee and showings limited to as little as 25% capacity.

Charles Krupa, Associated Press

AMC Theatresrevealed Thursday that it will push back its reopening once again.

What’s happening?

AMCsaid Thursday that the theater plans to reopen at the end of August rather than end of July as originally planned.

“This new timing reflects currently expected release dates for much anticipated blockbusters like Warner Bros.’ ‘Tenet’ and Disney’s ‘Mulan,’ as well as release dates for several other new movies coming to AMC’s big screens,” the company said in a release.

  • The theater did not announce a specific date.
  • The new date will be announced later.
  • AMC’s website still lists July 30 as the reopen date, though.

Theaters delay reopening

AMC’s announcementcomes one day after Regal Cinemas said it would delay its reopening on July 31 to later in the summer, per MovieWeb.

In what is likely not a coincidence, movie theaters continue to delay reopening as films push back their release dates. Earlier this week, Warner Bros. delayed “Tenet”— deemed as the first major comeback film — indefinitely, which I wrote about forDeseret.com.

Early reports suggest “Tenet” will be released in September, and it might have a staggered release schedule that includes a “long tail” in theaters.