They’re reel cheap!
AMC Theaters will sell movie tickets for a dirt-cheap 15 cents a pop next week — to lure folks back to the big screen amid the coronavirus crisis.
The cinema chain said it will hawk the film passes for pennies — roughly the price of a ticket in the 1920s — on the first day of its reopening on Aug. 20, Variety reported.
Starting August 21, movie buffs can buy $5 tickets to classic films such as “Back to the Future,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Grease” at roughly 100 re-opened AMC venues nationwide, the entertainment news outlet reported.
The company is then planning a larger phased reopening, with the goal of having nearly 400 of its 600 locations up and running in time for the Sept. 3 release of the new spy thriller “Tenet.”
AMC says it will implement new cleaning measures, and keep venues at limited capacity so guests can social distance, according to the report, which didn’t elaborate on the number of people allowed at each show.
The first round of openings includes theaters in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, and Atlanta. Cinemas in New York and Los Angeles, where heath officials have not approved cinema reopenings, will stay shuttered.