On Wednesday, we reported about how two expert doctors said going to a movie theater is “just about the last thing I would do right now” and the “there is no scenario in which going to a movie theater is a good idea.”
So, naturally, because…people, on Friday it was reported that out of the 100 AMC Theatres which reopened on Thursday, including metropolitan areas like Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas and St. Louis, many of them are already “sold out,” according to AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. CEO Adam Aron.
“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 told Fox Business’ Liz Claman, “Everybody’s wearing masks. Social distancing is very important. We set up plexiglass shields.”
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) August 14, 2020
“You could eat off the floor of our theaters, they’ve never been this clean,” said Aron, making me wonder how one would be able to do such a thing while wearing a mask. Oh, right, AMC and other theaters have said they won’t require patrons to wear a mash while they aer eating – which is basically the entire time you’re in the theater if you buy a tub of popcorn.
Apparently the lure of 15 cent ticket prices is worth more than the health of hundreds of people, their relatives, and well, anyone else they come into contact with after watching the movie – which, since there haven’t been any new releases in months, will mean movies like The Empire Strikes Back, Black Panther, Grease, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
AMC is hoping to ramp things up even further with two-thirds of its locations planning to reopen by Sept. 3.