(AP) – It’s showtime! AMC Theatres says it’ll have 98% of its U.S. film theaters open on Friday, with extra anticipated to open by March 26.
Shares of AMC Leisure Holdings Inc. are up greater than 4% earlier than the market open on Thursday.
Film theaters throughout shuttered their doorways a 12 months in the past because the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe. Whereas some film theaters have opened over the previous few months with restricted capability and enhanced security protocols, the announcement by AMC to open almost all of its U.S. theaters by month’s finish means extra individuals could have extra places to select from in the event that they wish to see a movie on the large display screen.
AMC mentioned that California is anticipated to open 52 of its 54 places by Monday. The corporate is making ready to renew operations at the remainder of its California places as soon as the right native approvals are in place. AMC beforehand opened greater than 500 of its theaters elsewhere across the nation.
AMC’s security protocols embrace social distancing and computerized seat blocking in every theater, necessary masks sporting, hand sanitizing stations, upgraded air filtration, contactless ticketing and cellular ordering for meals and drinks.
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