AMC Re-Opens on Aug 20th: One-day 15-cent Movie Tickets.

“What’s a bigger mystery box than a movie theater? You go to the theater, you’re just so excited to see anything – the moment the lights go down is often the best part.” ~J.J. Abrams

With over 51,000 COVID cases currently in the U.S., indoor movie theaters have been vacant and temporarily closed to the public.

Starting August 20th, the AMC theater chain will have a one-day promotion: 15-cent movie tickets.

That’s right, a whopping 15-cents for the price of admission. The promotion was inspired by the founding of AMC theaters, which started in 1920 when the Dubinsky Brothers established a single movie screen in Kansas City, Mo.

Movies in 2020 for 1920 prices.

“We are thrilled to once again open our doors to American moviegoers who are looking for an opportunity to get out of their houses and apartments and escape into the magic of the movies,” Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Theatres, said in a statement.

The company also plans on bringing $5 movie ticket prices back for older pre-leased films: Black Panther, Ghostbusters, Grease, and StarWars:Empire Strikes Back.

The real question is, will this be enough to lure audiences back to movie theaters?

Everyone loves a good bargain, and paying 15 cents for a movie ticket is one heck of a deal. However, I need to ask myself,” At what price is my health worth?”

There’s so many questions that have not been addressed by the company. For example: “Will seats be spaced 6 feet apart?”, “Are masks required for entry?”, “Will they be sanitizing the seats after each showing?”, “How is the concession stand operating?”, “Can customers bring their own food?”, “What is the maximum capacity for each auditorium?”, and “Will workers be required to be tested?”

If AMC layed out specific health and safety measures during their re-opening of their theaters, then I would feel much safer returning to a large movie theater with a collective audience.

Are you ready to return to an indoor movie theater with bargain prices, or are you apprehensive about sitting in a large theater with complete strangers?


5 thoughts on “AMC Re-Opens on Aug 20th: One-day 15-cent Movie Tickets.

  1. Hey Leticia! I don’t know if I am going to be ready to go into a closed place like a movie theater yet. However, I miss watching movies on a big screen so we shall see when everything opens up again. I definitely think that lowering the prices are a good strategy because they really people to come back regularly to the theater if AMC wants a chance to not go bankrupt.

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    • I completely agree. These next few months should be interesting for cinema exhibitors and film audiences.
      In the meantime, major film studios are releasing their feature films via streaming platforms, but they’re charging a premium rental fee.


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  3. So interesting I didn’t know about that promo. that being said I used to have the AMC membership or A-list member that allows you to go to movies as many times as you want for free after paying a monthly subscription. I used to go to movies so much, I miss it. I cannot wait for them to re-open, and not because of the offer even if it is very interesting. I am totally ready to go back to movies, I read about all of the precautions they are taking and I was so impressed! Seriously. So definitely I am ready to go back!

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    • Most AMC theaters that are currently open, are in other states. California is out of luck at the moment. 😦

      Being in a large movie theater with a collective audience cannot be replicated in your home, so I’m ready to head back to the movie theater as well.


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