Many AMC Movie Theatres Celebrate Reopening With 15-Cent Movies
AMC is celebrating its opening day on Thursday, August 20th at 100-plus theaters throughout the United States, including New England with "throwback prices." According to the Hollywood Reporter, it's a big day for AMC as the company turns 100. So, the chain is going way back to 1920, when the first location opened in Kansas City. Tickets to see a movie supposedly only cost 15 cents in 1920, which is hard to believe, considering how expensive they are now. 15 cents might get you a handful of unbuttered popcorn these days.
AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron said via the Hollywood Reporter:
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.
The rest of AMC's theaters plan to reopen in phases, with much smaller audiences, as per the Hollywood Reporter. This is good news for AMC, since the company was forced to close all of its locations worldwide in March, resulting in a huge loss of revenue.