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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 09:47 AM Jun 2020

AMC won't require guests to wear masks when theaters reopen [View all]

AMC Theatres has chosen not to make masks mandatory when the company reopens 600 locations next month despite spiking coronavirus numbers in some states, CEO and president Adam Aron told Variety Thursday.

“We did not want to be drawn into a political controversy,” Aron said. “We thought it might be counterproductive if we forced mask wearing on those people who believe strongly that it is not necessary. We think that the vast majority of AMC guests will be wearing masks. When I go to an AMC feature, I will certainly be wearing a mask and leading by example.” While guests won’t have to wear a mask, Aron said employees will.

Aron said in a statement Thursday that AMC Theatres is implementing its “AMC Safe & Clean” health and sanitation program that will include:

Initially capping movie showing attendance at 30%
Cleaning theaters after every movie
Using an electrostatic sprayer to sanitize seating area
Limiting the concession stand menu selection temporarily
Improving the theater ventilation systems

The company is planning to have 450 locations operational by July 15, and the rest up and running to show Disney’s “Mulan” on July 24 and Warner Bros.’ “Tenet” on July 31, Variety reports.

AMC Entertainment lost nearly $2.2 billion in its first quarter as it struggled with the closure of all of its movie theaters amid the virus outbreak.

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In that case, don't expect to see me at the theater. Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #1
I'd think the popcorn eating would be more an issue jimfields33 Jun 2020 #13
Hey AMC, it's not a 'political' controversy. It's a medical fact. spanone Jun 2020 #2
This soothsayer Jun 2020 #3
Unlisted reason: JHB Jun 2020 #4
+1 dalton99a Jun 2020 #10
Bad mistake left-of-center2012 Jun 2020 #19
What a bunch of assholes. This thing is about to get about Squinch Jun 2020 #5
What are the odds they will reverse course in a month or two, as infections spike? fleur-de-lisa Jun 2020 #6
AMC wants to be sued big time uponit7771 Jun 2020 #7
Then they have chosen to be drawn into a political controversy. They have a "MAGATS-only policy. lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #8
Is it normal for companies to wave huge red flags that say "don't come here!" Takket Jun 2020 #9
There is no middle ground. Either everyone wears one or no one wears one. Mr. Ected Jun 2020 #11
i wont patronize any establishment that doesnt require masking before entering.. samnsara Jun 2020 #12
Headline in Financial News Karma13612 Jun 2020 #14
June 3rd USA Today "AMC preparing for bankruptcy" grantcart Jun 2020 #22
Ohhhh! 👍🙋‍♀️ thanks for the info! Karma13612 Jun 2020 #25
They do make a lot of money off concessions. Flaleftist Jun 2020 #15
"We did not want to be drawn into a political controversy" EarlG Jun 2020 #16
Why is asking people to wear masks being "drawn into political controversy" but not asking isn't? StarfishSaver Jun 2020 #17
I didn't intend to go anyway exboyfil Jun 2020 #18
Bad move Mad Lib Jun 2020 #20
I won't go with dumb people sitting there not wearing masks. Demsrule86 Jun 2020 #21
Has Alamo Drafthouse made a statement on masks? rogue emissary Jun 2020 #23
Well they don't have a choice in California SoCalNative Jun 2020 #24
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