AMC Theatres has said it plans to reopen “almost all” of its UK and US cinemas in July.
The company, which owns Odeon Cinemas, was forced to close down its theatres back in March following the coronavirus outbreak.
Adam Aron – CEO of AMC – said during a recent conference call that plans are being made to open its US and UK theatres while “optimising the timeliness, safety and profitability of our reopenings” with various new measures. These include maintaining dialogue with governments worldwide as well as receiving expert guidance on public health and safety.
The company said that it is preparing “personal protection equipment, cleaning protocols, limited theatre capacity, blocked seating and other strategies.”
AMC also mentioned that it has a “robust slate” for the rest of 2020, with films such as A Quiet Place 2, Wonder Woman 1984 and Black Widow all scheduled to release.
In Norway, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, AMC has already re-opened 10 of its cinemas and plan to be able to reopen globally in July.