AMC Movies at Disney Springs to Close for Six to 12 Weeks
AMC Theatres announced on Monday that it will close all theaters nationwide beginning on Tuesday, including the location in Disney Springs, for six to 12 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMC is the nation's largest theater circuit and tried to remain open by reducing capacity to 50% but with the CDC recommendation to limit gatherings to less than 10 people to try to stop the spread of the virus, AMC made the decision to follow the strict guidelines.
“We are ever so disappointed for our moviegoing guests and for our employee teams that the new CDC guidelines that Americans should not gather in groups larger than 10 people make it impossible to open our theatres,” CEO Adam Aron said in his statement. “Still, the health and wellbeing of AMC guests and employees, and of all Americans, takes precedence above all else. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and look forward to the day we can again delight moviegoers nationwide by reopening AMC movie theatres in accordance with guidance from the CDC and local health authorities.”
AMC will pause A-List subscriptions with no billing or payments for the closure duration.
News Source: Variety