AMC to open theaters in some Orange County locations, while ‘Tenet’ is set to play at LA drive-insSeptember 11, 2020
More than 100 AMC theaters reopening Thursday
AMC Entertainment CEO and president Adam Aron speaks to FOX Business’ Liz Claman about his business’ grand reopening, saying they sold out their limited capacity almost all around the country.
AMC Theaters is full steam ahead on reopening more locations after the company opened its venues in San Diego, Calif. and saw promising numbers for the summer blockbuster “Tenet,” according to reports.
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As Orange County, California announced earlier this week its new threshold allows for greater business openings, the movie theater giant said it would officially reopen the doors to four locations in the region this weekend, followed by the AMC Woodbridge in Irvine, California on Sept. 18.
Deadline reported on Thursday that Southern California was a hot market for Warner Bros.’ “Tenet” and the studio is aiming to improve on those numbers in the coming days and weeks as more locations reopen.
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Per the local ordinances regarding social distancing and reopening protocols, AMC locations in Orange County are limiting seating to 25% of maximum capacity or a maximum of 100 guests.
The outlet said with the inclusion of this week’s reopenings in Orange County, as well as those in Maryland and New Jersey markets, the total theater count will hit north of 460.
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“Those moviegoers are giving AMC record marks for cleanliness, which is to be expected given AMC’s commitment to the health and safety of its guests and associates through AMC Safe & Clean,” a press release reads, noting that within just 20 days of reopening its first locations, AMC saw 1 million admissions in the U.S. alone.
“We are excited to welcome our guests in the Orange County area back to the movies, where they will experience the magic of the big screen along with our new AMC Safe & Clean policies and procedures,” said Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Theatres.