Ventura County, Calif., Authorizes Re-Opening Movie Theaters on Oct. 9

Movie theaters may still be a no-go in Los Angeles County, but elsewhere the re-opening of select screens throughout California continues, albeit slowly. Ventura County, just north of Los Angeles County, is the latest county in the state to approve the reopening of movie theaters.

AMC Theatres Oct. 7 announced that following recent approval by Ventura County officials, the exhibitor will reopen AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14 on Oct. 9. In addition to reserved seating, moviegoers can place food orders from an expanded menu in the lobby, and then head into their auditorium where their food is delivered to their recliner seats.

During the first three Fridays in October, AMC plans to resume operations at approximately 40 locations in California, North Carolina and Michigan. Beginning Oct. 16, more than 500 AMC locations will be serving guests.

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In areas where theaters are not yet able to open, AMC said it continues to have discussions with local authorities about resuming operations. AMC will reopen all remaining theaters once authorized to do so by state and local officials.

New titles coming to theaters include The War With Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro, and Yellow Rose, which open Oct. 9 in the U.S. Other pending titles include Honest Thief and 2 Hearts on Oct. 16, The Empty Man on Oct. 23, Come Play on Oct. 30, Let Him Go on Nov. 6, Freaky and The Comeback Trail on Nov. 13, Soul on Nov. 20 and The Croods: A New Age and Happiest Season on Nov. 25, as well as local-language films in certain countries outside the U.S.

“It’s encouraging that we continue to make progress opening theaters in California and in the key Los Angeles area market,” AMC CEO Adam Aron said in a statement. “We continue to reopen responsibly.”

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