AMC Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary with 15-Cent Tickets on Aug. 20

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AMC Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary with 15-Cent Tickets on Aug. 20

By Allyson Vannatta, Senior Writer

AMC Theaters is celebrating their August 20 reopening date by selling tickets for 15 cents a movie.

The low price is to honor the first theater location in Kansas City in 1920, where it cost only 15 cents to take a seat in front of the big screen.

Deadline reports, “One-hundred years later, as AMC reopens its doors to U.S. moviegoers for the first time in more than five months, AMC is celebrating its history with a throwback to the year it all started by offering Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices.”

AMC plans to open around 100 theaters on Aug. 20.

In the following two weeks, 300 more of their theaters are set to open their doors around the country for the release of Disney’s THE NEW MUTANTS on Aug. 28 and the Labor Day weekend release of Warner Bros. TENET.

After that, the remaining theaters will open when state and local officials allow them to go back to business, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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“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. As our guests return on our first day of resumed operations on August 20, we invite them to join us in celebrating a return to the movies, and in celebrating 100 years of AMC making smiles happen with movies at 1920 prices of only 15 cents each,” said CEO Adam Aron.

The theaters will operate using with social distancing guidelines in place, and AMC’s Safe & Clean protocols will be “stringently enforced” at all locations.

AMC is also set to offer other special promotions after the Aug. 20 reopening date.

Titles like INCEPTION, BLACK PANTHER, BACK TO THE FUTURE, GHOSTBUSTERS, GREASE, and STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK will all be available for moviegoers to watch at $5 a ticket.

Some food and beverage combos will also be available for five bucks.