Movies | August 14, 2020 11:44 am

AMC Is Reopening Theaters Next Week With 15-Cent Tickets

The company announced plans for "movies in 2020 at 1920 prices"

AMC movie theater in New York City
AMC announced new plans for reopening its U.S. movie theaters.
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AMC has been forced to postpone its reopening plans several times as the pandemic rages on, but this week the theater chain announced it finally has a firm date to return and celebrate its centennial: on August 20, the company will reopen 100 of its theaters and offer moviegoers the chance to purchase tickets for just 15 cents.

The 15-cent tickets, which AMC describes as “movies in 2020 at 1920 prices,” will only be available on the Aug. 20 opening day, but the theater chain will still be offering cheaper-than-usual tickets going forward, screening films like Inception, Black Panther, Back to the Future and The Empire Strikes Back for just $5.

“We are thrilled to once again open our doors to American moviegoers who are looking for an opportunity to get out of their houses and apartments and escape into the magic of the movies,” Adam Aron, AMC’s CEO, said in a statement.

AMC also noted that it expects to open two-thirds of its more than 600 American theaters by the time Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is released on September 3. The company’s other U.S. theaters will open “only after authorized to do so by state and local officials.”

Masks will be required, and theaters will be operating at limited capacity. Popcorn will also be discounted to $5 at AMC theaters through the end of October.

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