We’re still in the middle of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic – what could possibly go wrong?

  • AMC was founded in 1920 with a theatre at 12th Street and Grand Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri
  • As part of AMC’s Centennial Celebration, all AMC U.S. theatre locations that open on August 20 will offer all available seats for all movies that day for the 1920’s admission price of 15 cents each (while offered on all available seats, to achieve social distancing overall seating capacity will be significantly reduced)
  • AMC will resume theatre operations at more than 100 U.S. locations on Thursday, August 20
  • Approximately 300 additional AMC locations around the country are expected to open during the following two weeks leading to the release of Disney’s THE NEW MUTANTS on August 28 and Warner Bros.’ TENET on September 3
  • AMC Safe & Clean developed under close cooperation with public health and safety experts to be stringently enforced at all AMC locations
  • Many of the cities where the theaters are opening have no mask requirements, and are hotbeds of Coronavirus infection.

With the novel coronavirus still raging unchecked across the United States, the AMC Theaters chain has decided that this would be the perfect time to put profits over their own customers’ lives by reopening theaters across the United States, in time to release Tenet, The New Mutants, and a special 10th anniversary event for INCEPTION.

Most of the theaters opening are in places like Florida, Texas, Connecticut and Illinois, many of which do not have statewide mandates about wearing masks in public, and already hotbeds of contagion for the COVID-19 virus. AMC is hoping that the lure of fifteen-cent movie tickets will massively override movie-goers’ common sense and drive them into the theaters regardless of the imminent potential of death by coronavirus.

Below is the AMC press release, and the list of theaters that they will be reopening. Note that the press release pretty much glosses over the decision to reopen despite the serious risk of infection, the possibility of death, or the potential of lifelong disability from some of the known side effects of the virus, so far including damage to the heart, lungs, nervous system, circulatory system, and the permanent loss of the sense of taste or smell.

LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In 1920, the Dubinsky Brothers began operations with a single movie screen in Kansas City, Missouri. That single screen would serve as the foundation for what is known today as AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States, in Europe & the Middle East, and in the world. One hundred years later, as AMC reopens its doors to U.S. moviegoers for the first time in more than five months, AMC is celebrating its history with a throwback to the year it all started by offering “Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices.” When the first wave of more than 100 AMC theatres reopens on August 20 of 2020, moviegoers can again enjoy the magic of the big screen at 1920 ticket prices. For one day only, on August 20, all tickets at AMC will be priced at 15 cents (plus sales tax).

This is part of a phased plan to reopen AMC in the United States. AMC currently expects to open approximately two thirds of its more than 600 U.S. theatre locations in time for the September 3 release of Warner Bros.’ TENET, following Disney’sAugust 28 release of THE NEW MUTANTS. The remainder of AMC’s U.S. theatres will open only after authorized to do so by state and local officials.

The one-day 15 cent ticketing celebration kicks off several promotions that guests will find as they return to AMC around the country. After August 20, bring-back titles such as the special INCEPTION 10th anniversary event, as well as titles like BLACK PANTHER, BACK TO THE FUTURE, GHOSTBUSTERS, GREASE and STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK will be priced at only $5. AMC is also offering an array of $5 food and beverage treats, including regular popcorn, regular Coca-Cola Freestyle drink and KidsPacks, through the end of October. And all AMC Stubs members will earn double points on all ticket and food & drink purchases through the end of October.

Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Theatres, commented: “We are thrilled to once again open our doors to American moviegoers who are looking for an opportunity to get out of their houses and apartments and escape into the magic of the movies. As our guests return on our first day of resumed operations on August 20, we invite them to join us in celebrating a return to the movies, and in celebrating 100 years of AMC making smiles happen with movies at 1920 prices of only 15 cents each.”

In addition to the throwback movie titles that start August 20, guests can enjoy new movie releases almost immediately, which will be available at normal admission prices.


  • INCEPTION 10th anniversary event









For full title and showtime information, moviegoers should check their theatre’s webpage on amctheatres.com.


Upon returning to the movies, AMC guests can expect to experience AMC’s comprehensive health and sanitation program: AMC Safe & Clean, which was developed under advisement of current & former faculty of Harvard University’s prestigious School of Public Health as well as the No. 1 U.S. cleaning brand, The Clorox Company.

AMC Safe & Clean components include significant reductions in the maximum tickets available for each showtime and seat blocking in reserved seating auditoriums to allow for appropriate social distancing between parties, enhanced cleaning procedures that include extra time between showtimes to allow for a full, thorough cleaning and nightly disinfecting utilizing electrostatic sprayers, use of high tech HEPA vacuums, upgraded air filtration efforts including the use of MERV 13 filters wherever possible, new guest and associate safety protocols that include mandatory mask wearing by all guests and associates, hand sanitizing stations throughout the theatre, and the availability to guests of disinfectant wipes. The entire AMC Safe & Clean plan can be found at amctheatres.com/amc-safe-and-clean.

AMC is planning to open more than 100 theatres on August 20, with additional theatres to follow during the next two weeks. As currently planned, the following theatres are set to open on August 20, when guests can enjoy movie tickets for just 15 cents each (plus tax).


AtlantaDanbury, CTAMC Elmwood Palace 20
AMC Avenue Forsyth 12AMC Danbury 16AMC Westbank Palace 16
AMC Colonial 18Denver, CONorfolk, VA
AMC Parkway Pointe 15AMC Arapahoe Crossing 16AMC Hampton 24
AMC Phipps Plaza 14AMC Flatiron Crossing 14AMC Lynnhaven 18
AMC DINE-IN North Point 12AMC Highlands Ranch 24Oklahoma City, OK
AMC North Dekalb Mall 16AMC Orchard 12AMC Penn Square Mall 10
AMC Southlake Pavilion 24AMC Southlands 16AMC Quail Springs Mall 24
AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18AMC Westminster Promenade 24Orlando, FL
Austin, TXHarlingen, TXAMC Altamonte Mall 18
AMC Barton Creek 14AMC Edinburg 18AMC DINE-IN Disney Springs 24
Birmingham, ALHartford, CTAMC West Oaks 14
AMC Patton Creek 15AMC Plainville 20Philadelphia, PA
AMC DINE-IN Vestavia 10HoustonAMC Center Valley 16
Boston, MAAMC Deerbrook 24AMC Marple 10
AMC Assembly Row 12AMC First Colony 24AMC Neshaminy 24
AMC Boston Common 19AMC Fountains 18AMC Plymouth Meeting 12
AMC Braintree 10AMC Gulf Pointe 30Pittsburgh, PA
AMC Burlington 10AMC Katy Mills 20AMC Waterfront 22
AMC DINE-IN Framingham 16AMC Spring 10Rockford, IL
AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20AMC Studio 30AMC Rockford 16
AMC Methuen 20AMC Willowbrook 24Springfield, MO
AMC South Bay Center 12Indianapolis, INAMC Springfield 11
AMC Tyngsboro 12AMC Castleton Square 14St. Louis, MO
ChicagoAMC Indianapolis 17AMC Streets of St. Charles 9
AMC Crestwood 18Jacksonville, FLTallahassee, FL
AMC Ford City 14AMC Orange Park 24AMC Tallahassee 20
AMC Hawthorn 12AMC Regency 24Tampa, FL
AMC Oakbrook Center 12Kansas CityAMC Highwoods 20
AMC Naperville 16AMC Barrywoods 24AMC Regency 20
AMC DINE-IN Northbrook 14AMC Independence 20AMC Veterans Expressway 24
AMC DINE-IN 600 North Michigan 9AMC Studio 28AMC Westshore Plaza 14
AMC River East 21AMC Town Center 20AMC Woodlands Square 20
AMC Schererville 16AMC Ward Parkway 14Tulsa, OK
AMC South Barrington 24Las Vegas, NVAMC Southroads 20
AMC Streets of Woodfield 20AMC Rainbow Promenade 10Washington, D.C.
AMC Village Crossing 18AMC Town Square 18AMC Hoffman 22
AMC DINE-IN Yorktown 18Miami, FLAMC Potomac Mills 18
CincinnatiAMC DINE-IN Coral Ridge 10AMC Tysons Corner 16
AMC Newport on the Levee 20AMC Pembroke Lakes 9Wichita, KS
AMC West Chester 18Minneapolis, MNAMC Northrock 14
Columbus, GAAMC Coon Rapids 16
AMC Columbus 15AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18
Columbus, OHAMC Inver Grove 16
AMC Dublin Village 18AMC Rosedale 14
AMC DINE-IN Easton Town Center 30AMC Southdale Center 16
AMC Lennox 24Mobile, AL
Dallas, TXAMC Bayou 15
AMC Firewheel Town CenterAMC Destin Commons 14
AMC DINE-IN Grapevine Mills 30AMC Mobile 16
AMC Irving Mall 14Nashville, TN
AMC DINE-IN Mesquite 30AMC Stones River 9
AMC NorthPark 15AMC DINE-IN Thoroughbred 20
AMC Parks at Arlington 18New Orleans, LA
AMC DINE-IN Stonebriar 24AMC Clearview Palace 12

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