AMC Theatres to Close All U.S. Locations for Six to 12 Weeks
LEAWOOD, KAN. — AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) has closed all 630 AMC locations in the United States for at least six to 12 weeks, in compliance with local, state and federal directives, and as a precaution to help ensure the health and safety of moviegoers and theater staff amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company says it will continue to monitor the situation closely and remain flexible on reopening in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and governmental directives. More than a dozen states and major markets have mandated that movie theaters, bars and restaurants close as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The federal government has recommended that no public gatherings take place that are larger than 10 people. AMC customers are encouraged to utilize AMC Theatres on Demand, which enables them to rent or buy movies from a selection of more than 3,500 titles. Kansas-based AMC maintains approximately 1,000 theaters and 11,000 screens worldwide.