AMC plans to reopen US movie theaters in July

AMC Theatres has announced it plans to begin reopening its movie theaters on July 15. (File)

NATIONAL – AMC Theaters, the largest cinema chain in the country, plans to reopen “nearly all” US theaters in July.

What you need to know

  • AMC plans to reopen US movie theaters in July

  • The company plans to be ready for the release of Tenet, Mulan

  • AMC suffered a loss of $ 2.2 billion because of the closure

The July timeline sets AMC ready for the release of Christopher Nolan’s Rack and Disney’s Mulan, which are currently scheduled for July 17 and July 24, respectively.

On Tuesday, AMC reported a first quarter loss of $ 2.2 billion due to the closure of theaters worldwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“These are truly unprecedented times,” said AMC CEO Adam Aron in a press release. “Our top priorities remain the safety and well-being of our guests and employees, coupled with our comprehensive actions to maintain AMC Entertainment’s long-term viability,” he continued.

AMC plans to implement several security measures as part of the reopening, including limited capacity, blocked seats and improved cleaning protocols.

Meanwhile, rival Cinemark revealed last week plans to reopen are theaters this month. On July 10, it expects all of its theaters to reopen. Cinemark said in its plan that it will implement security measures, including face masks for workers, plexiglass on concession stands, and staggered showtimes.