AMC Theater Reopening Delayed Yet Again

With two major movies getting delayed again, AMC pushes back its reopening date.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic forces social distancing and closures of businesses where people gather, many of us look for a return to normalcy. However, with some states opening up public venues a little too early, there are new confirmed case spikes in the coronavirus for states like Florida. AMC Theaters was originally planning on reopening on July 15, but plans have changed once again.

The month of July was going to see two major releases during the month: Mulan and Tenet. However, both films have been delayed. Mulan has been moved off the release calendar, while Tenet will debut in select theaters on September 3. Because of this, AMC Theaters is pushing back its opening date now to mid-to-late August, according to Deadline.

"The new timing reflects currently expected release dates for much anticipated blockbusters like Warner Bros.' Tenet and Disney's Mulan as well as release dates for several other new movies coming to AMC's big screens," a statement read.

AMC was already preparing to get back into the swing of things, reopening 450 multiplexes around the country with strict guidelines both patrons and employees in order to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus. However, Aron received some criticism recently for saying, "We thought it might be counterproductive if we forced mask wearing on those people who believe strongly that it is not necessary." However, within hours, AMC changed its stance, and all guests will now have to wear masks when the theater chain reopens its doors.

Additionally, the latest James Bond movie, No Time to Die also got its release date moved around again. Now, the film will arrive five days sooner on November 20 in the US and on November 12 in the UK.

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