More than 100 AMC theaters reopening Thursday
AMC Entertainment CEO and president Adam Aron speaks to FOX Business’ Liz Claman about his business’ grand reopening, saying they sold out their limited capacity almost all around the country.
AMC Theatres, which has been struggling since closing on March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic, flung open some of its doors on Thursday, charging patrons a mere 15 cents to celebrate.
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Of the 600 theaters across the country, 100 of them reopened on Thursday, including metropolitan areas like Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas and St. Louis.
In an exclusive interview with FOX Business' Liz Claman, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. CEO Adam Aron says even though his theaters are at limited capacity, he was proud to announce they were "sold out" at many of its theaters nationwide.
"Welcome, America, back to the movies," Aron celebrated. "We're only selling 30 percent of our seats, and so we are sold out today almost all across the country."
AMC THEATERS CHARGING '1920 PRICES' OF 15 CENTS PER TICKET ON OPENING DAY
AMC detailed the safety measures in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus such as frequent cleanings in partnership with Clorox, limited capacity for social distance purposes, the requirement of masks for employees and audience members, no cash accepted at concessions, no refills on popcorn or drinks and several hand sanitizer stations.
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"We've been waiting for this for five months, and we've spent so much time and effort to make sure that we get opened safely, cleanly, responsibly," Aron said on "The Claman Countdown." "Everybody's wearing masks. Social distancing is very important. We set up plexiglass shields."