Update on AMC Theaters Re-Opening: Health & Safety Measures (Part 2)

About a week ago, I wrote a blog post about AMC Theaters re-opening their doors on August 20th. AMC Re-Opens on Aug 20th: One-day 15-cent Movie Tickets.

However, when the theater chain announced their re-opening, they didn’t effectively communicate to the public a detailed plan on how they would implement health and safety measures for audiences. 

With that being said, the company recently posted on their website new health and safety protocol measures for all their 660 theaters across the U.S, and 244 theaters in Europe.

Here’s a quick run through:

Photo by Anna Shvets
  • Masks are required upon entry: Neck gaiters, open-chin bandanas, and masks with vents/exhalation valves are not permitted.
  • Whilst in the auditorium, you still need to wear your mask. However, if you’re eating or drinking, you can remove your mask.
  • Social distancing standards: following the directional signs throughout the theater. 
  • Auditorium capacities will be at 40%.
  • Cashless Transactions.
  • Simplified menu selections: popcorn, Coca_Cola Freestyle, candy, nachos, hot dogs, and AMC Kid packs.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes available throughout the theater.
  • Condiments are upon request.
  • Refills for beverages and popcorn is currently unavailable.
  • Daily health screenings for managers and crew.
Photo by Matilda Wormwood

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

  • Extra time added for their staff to clean in between movies.
  • Auditoriums are disinfected before each show with new electrostatic disinfectant sprayers.
  • Every night, the company will be vacuuming carpeted areas using vacuums with HEPA filters.
  • Throughout the day, common areas and high touch points are routinely cleaned and sanitized: hard surfaces, including doors, handrails, recliner buttons, and tray tables will be disinfected before each showtime.

To read more about the company’s health and safety procedures, please visit their website. https://www.amctheatres.com/amc-safe-and-clean?rel=safe-and-clean_reopening_hp_hero

After reading AMC’s detailed safety plan, I feel a little bit more comfortable returning to their movie theaters. Hopefully, paying audiences will respect the new company policies, and will be respectful towards their fellow film neighbor. 

What are your thoughts? With a detailed safety plan, are you willing to return back to AMC theaters?


2 thoughts on “Update on AMC Theaters Re-Opening: Health & Safety Measures (Part 2)

  1. Super helpful breakdown. Thank you for this!
    It does put me a little more at ease but I’m still hesitant. Maybe because I’m not waiting to see any particular film. I wonder if people are waiting for that one film that they’d gladly take the risk for.

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    • You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear the post was helpful. 🙂

      I personally don’t have a specific film I want to watch on the big screen either, but I do long for the experience of watching a film with a collective audience.


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