More Than 500 AMC Theatres® Locations to Be Open by Mid-October as AMC Prepares to Resume Operations at 23 Theatres in North Carolina Between Friday October 9 and Friday October 16
AMC to resume operations at 12 higher-volume locations in North Carolina beginning Friday, October 9
The remaining 11 AMCs in North Carolina to reopen on Friday, October 16
More than 500 of AMC’s approximately 600-theatre circuit will be welcoming guests upon the reopening of North Carolina theatres
Surveyed AMC guests grade AMC theatre cleanliness in the U.S. at an all-time high
LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States, in Europe & the Middle East and the world, today announced that more than 500 AMC locations would be operating by mid-October, as the Company plans to resume operations at 23 locations in North Carolina during the coming weeks. Combined with the recent announcement of reopenings in California and Michigan, AMC anticipates reopening 37 theatres in the first three Fridays of October.
On October 9, AMC will reopen 12 of its highest-volume theatres in North Carolina, followed by an additional 11 locations on October 16. The full list of reopenings and timing can be found below.
Moving past more than 500 reopened theatres is a significant milestone for AMC, which closed all its 600-plus theatre circuit in March. AMC will reopen its remaining theatres once authorized to do so by state and local officials. All reopened AMCs stringently enforce AMC Safe & Clean and follow all local guidelines and directives.
AMC CEO Adam Aron commented: “We continue to be highly encouraged to be able to welcome even more guests back to the magic of moviegoing, at AMC locations in North Carolina. We continue to reopen responsibly. The feedback we’ve received from our guests indicate that our AMC Safe & Clean policies and protocols are working exactly as intended. We’re seeing record-high guest scores for the cleanliness of our theatres, far exceeding the marks we’ve received in the decades we’ve been tracking guest feedback. AMC Safe & Clean is the cornerstone of our efforts to woo back moviegoers to cinemas. Our AMC Safe & Clean protocols feature social distancing, mandatory mask wearing, the easy availability of disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer, along with high tech solutions like electrostatic sprayers, HEPA vacuums and enhanced air filtration through MERV 13 filters, as well as numerous other new safety and cleanliness procedures.”
For full title and showtime information, moviegoers should check their theatre’s webpage on amctheatres.com.
AMC SAFE & CLEAN
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 THEATRES REOPENING ON OCTOBER 9:
|AMC River Hills 10
|AMC Carolina Pavilion 22
|AMC Concord Mills 24
|AMC Hickory 15
|AMC Northlake Mall 14
|AMC Park Terrace 6
|AMC Fire Tower 12
|AMC Fayetteville 14
|AMC DINE-IN Holly Springs 9
|AMC Market Fair 15
|AMC Park Place 16
|AMC DINE-IN Southpoint 17
|AMC THEATRES REOPENING ON OCTOBER 16:
|AMC CLASSIC Lincolnton 8
|AMC CLASSIC Shelby 10
|AMC CLASSIC Greensboro 18
|AMC Hanes 12
|AMC High Point 8
|AMC CLASSIC Havelock 6
|AMC CLASSIC Jacksonville 16
|AMC CLASSIC Kalli 12
|AMC CLASSIC Durham 15
|AMC CLASSIC Wilson 10
|AMC CLASSIC Wilmington 16
About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the United States, the largest in Europe and the largest throughout the world with approximately 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying its Signature power-recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty and subscription programs, web site and mobile apps; offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. AMC operates among the most productive theatres in the United States' top markets, having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 21 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas of the United States. AMC is also #1 or #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.amctheatres.com.
Ryan Noonan, (913) 213-2183
Source: AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
Released October 1, 2020