AMC to reopen some U.S. movie theaters starting Aug. 20

Closed signs are seen on an AMC Theatre during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York
FILE PHOTO: Closed signs are seen on an AMC Theatre during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

August 13, 2020

(Reuters) – AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc will start its first phase of reopening theaters in the United States from Aug. 20, covering more than 100 venues, the company said on Thursday.

The world’s largest movie theater chain said it plans to open about two-thirds of its more than 600 theaters in the United States in time for the much-anticipated Christopher Nolan film “Tenet”, that is slated for a Sept. 3 release.

Movie theaters across the world have been shuttered since mid-March when several countries imposed lockdowns and social distancing measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)