AMC Theaters® to resume operations on October 23 at multiple theaters across New York State, vital for the theater exhibition industry
In line with New York State’s recent announcement allowing select theaters to reopen, millions of New York City moviegoers on Long Island and parts of upstate New York can return to the magic of cinema at from this Friday, October 23.
With the reopening of New York, AMC will be operational in 44 of the 45 states where it has theaters
AMC guests surveyed rate cleanliness of AMC theaters in the United States at an all-time high
AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC), the largest theater operator in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the world, today announced that several AMC locations in New York State will take over their activities from Friday 23 October. The reopens are a result of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement allowing theaters to reopen in much of the state.
About a dozen AMC sites are expected to resume operations this Friday, mostly in parts of upstate New York and Long Island. The full list of New York CMAs slated to reopen on October 23 will be available later this week. As a result of these openings, AMC expects approximately 530 of its 600-theater circuit to be open and serving guests by the end of October. Starting Friday, AMC will serve guests in 44 of the 45 states where it has theaters, and all of those AMC locations will meet all state and local ordinances.
AMC CEO Adam Aron commented, “Reopening theaters across the country is critical for the theater industry and the entire entertainment ecosystem. It has become clear that movie studios are unwilling to release blockbuster products until key major markets are opened up. Therefore, it is a monumental step in the right direction for our entire industry that theaters are starting to open all over New York State. We continue to work closely with state and local authorities on the reopening of New York City, which we now hope, with growing confidence, is not far away. “
Aron continued, “We continue to see state and local governments across the United States recognize the important steps we have taken through AMC Safe & Clean to ensure that we reopen in a responsible manner and with an emphasis on health and safety of our guests and associates. . The feedback we have received from our guests indicates that our AMC Safe & Clean policies and protocols are working exactly as intended. We have record guest scores for the cleanliness of our theaters, far exceeding the ratings we have received over the decades we have followed customer feedback. AMC Safe & Clean is the cornerstone of our efforts to attract moviegoers to theaters. Our AMC Safe & Clean protocols include social distancing, mandatory mask wear, easy availability of disinfectant and disinfectant wipes, as well as high-tech solutions such as electrostatic sprayers, HEPA vacuums and improved air filtration thanks to MERV 13 filters, as well as many other new safety and cleanliness procedures. “
In areas where theaters cannot yet open, AMC continues to discuss with local authorities the resumption of operations. AMC will reopen its remaining theaters once cleared to do so by state and local authorities. All reopened AMCs strictly enforce AMC Safe & Clean and follow all local guidelines and guidelines.
Cinephiles going to the movies can see exciting new films and many more are going to theaters in the coming weeks. In addition to flagship titles like TENET, THE WAR WITH GRANDPA, HONEST THIEF and 2 HEARTS which are currently in theaters, guests will soon be able to enjoy exciting titles like THE EMPTY MAN on October 23, COME PLAY on October 30, LET HIM GO on November 6, FREAKY on November 13 and THE CROODS: A NEW AGE and HAPPIEST SEASON on November 25, as well as local language films in select countries outside of the United States.
For information on the full title and schedule of screenings, moviegoers should visit their theater’s web page at amctheatres.com.
AMC SR AND CLEAN
Upon returning to the movies, AMC guests can look forward to experiencing AMC’s comprehensive health and sanitation program: AMC Safe & Clean, which was developed under the guidance of current and former professors of the prestigious Harvard University School of Public Health as well as No. 1 in the United States. cleaning brand, The Clorox Company.
AMC Safe & Clean components include significant reductions in the maximum number of tickets available for each screening and blocking of seats in reserved-seat auditoriums to allow appropriate social distancing between parties, improved cleaning procedures that include additional time between sessions to allow for complete and thorough cleaning and nighttime disinfection using electrostatic sprayers, use of high-tech HEPA vacuums, improved air filtration efforts, including the use of MERV 13 filters in the Where possible, new safety protocols for guests and associates that include the mandatory wearing of a mask by all guests and associates, hand sanitizing stations throughout the theater, and the provision of sanitizing wipes to customers. The entire AMC Safe & Clean plan is available at amctheatres.com/amc-safe-and-clean.
About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC is the largest film exhibition company in the United States, the largest in Europe and the largest in the world with approximately 1,000 theaters and 11,000 screens around the world. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition sector by: deploying its Signature power reclining seats; provide improved food and drink choices; generate greater customer engagement through its loyalty and subscription programs, website and mobile apps; offering premium wide-format experiences and showing a wide variety of content, including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. AMC is one of the most productive theaters in major markets in the United States, occupying the first or second place in market share in 21 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. AMC is also No. 1 or No. 2 in market share in 9 of the 15 countries it serves in North America, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.amcheatres.com.
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Source: AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
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