October 27, 2020
AMC Theatres Oct. 27 announced that several locations in Northern California, including San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, will resume operations beginning Friday, Oct. 30. As a result of these openings, AMC expects to have approximately 540 of its 600-theater circuit open and serving guests by the end of the month.
Moviegoers can return to AMC Metreon 15, AMC Kabuki 8, AMC Eastridge 15, AMC Mercado 20, AMC Saratoga 14, AMC NewPark 12 and AMC Bay Street 16, as well as the all new AMC Dine-In Sunnyvale 12, a brand new theater that will open for the first time. Upon reopening, these AMC locations will abide by all state and local ordinances.
“The reopening of movie theaters around the country is essential to the theatrical industry and the entire entertainment ecosystem, and we thank local leaders in the Bay Area communities for allowing our guests to return to AMC,” CEO Adam Aron said in a statement.
Aron said an “overwhelming majority” of state and local governments recognize the “strong” steps the chain has taken to focus on the health and safety of moviegoers and theater workers.
In areas where theaters are not yet able to open, AMC continues to have discussions with local authorities about resuming operations. AMC said would reopen its remaining theaters once authorized to do so by state and local officials.
New theatrical releases include Come Play on Oct. 30; Let Him Go on Nov. 6; Freaky on Nov. 13; The Last Vermeer on Nov. 20 and The Croods: A New Age on Nov. 25, as well as local-language films in certain countries outside the United States.