AMC reopening theaters in Cool Springs, Murfreesboro today with new pandemic regulations

AMC Theatres pushes reopening date to ‘mid to late August’
Posted at 5:48 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 08:07:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The largest movie theater chain in the country is reopening Thursday.

Starting today, AMC will open more than 100 theaters nationwide, including the one in Cool Springs, and AMC Stones River in Murfreesboro. The Antioch location will open in one week.

The reopening comes as the chain celebrates its 100th anniversary, and just for today, tickets are 1920s prices – 15 cents. While that's a hard deal to beat, expect a different experience before showtime.

Theaters will only be at 40% capacity. They ask that you leave an empty seat between yourself and others.

Everyone must also wear a mask inside unless you're eating or drinking. There will also be no re-fills on drinks and popcorn, and you can't pay with cash at the concessions stand.

This is all in addition to enhanced cleaning, like allowing extra time for theaters to be disinfected before the next showing.

“We've consulted with noted scientists and experts. Especially current and former faculty of the world-renowned Harvard University School of Public Health. Similarly, we are partnering with the leader in all things clean: Clorox,” said Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Entertainment, Inc.

There aren't any new releases today. They're showing classic films like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Back to The Future” and “Star Wars.” All movie times have already sold out at both theaters for today.