AMC Waiting for New Projects to Open Theatres Again
AMC has announced that they won't be reopening any of their locations until there is a new film rolling out.
"As we plan our reopening, the health and safety of our guests and associates is our absolute highest priority. To be able to open, we also need a line of sight into a regular schedule of new theatrical blockbusters that get people truly excited about returning to their favorite movie theaters. Those blockbusters are scheduled to return this summer, beginning with Warner Brothers' Tenet and Disney's Mulan, with many more major titles scheduled immediately thereafter," AMC said in Friday's statement.
They went on to say, "While we expect to open our theaters in the weeks ahead of these new blockbusters, utilizing creative programming of immensely popular previously released films, we would be wise to do so only directly in advance of the release of major new movie titles. AMC is currently working through every detail required to successfully showcase these exciting new releases in an environment that's safe and welcoming for moviegoers, and we will share those details as we get closer to the dates when our theaters will reopen."
The first big summer film on the schedule is Christopher Nolan's Tenet, slated for a July 17 release.
AMC has over 6,300 locations in the U.S. Before the pandemic, the chain was already experiencing financial issues, so this situation is hitting them particularly hard.