AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

(Courtesy AMC Theatres)
(Courtesy AMC Theatres)

(Courtesy AMC Theatres)

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20, according to an Aug. 11 news release.

AMC Enterprise Holdings Inc. will reopen its 630 locations in phases, adhering to local and state health guidelines, the release said. The AMC website listed more than 400 locations that will open in August and September.

For theaters opening Aug. 20, ticket prices on reopening day will cost 15 cents, commemorating the first AMC screen that debuted in 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri, and charged 15 cents per ticket, according to the release.

The theaters will comply with local and state guidelines. The AMC Safe and Clean program will have safety features that include mandatory mask-wearing for employees and customers, enhanced cleaning protocols, upgraded air filtering and reduced theater capacity, according to the company website.

AMC Enterprise Holdings Inc. temporarily closed all locations March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reopening dates in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas are listed below.

Austin area

  • AMC Barton Creek Square 14, Aug. 20

  • AMC Dine In Tech Ridge, Sept. 3

  • AMC Lakeline 9 (Cedar Park), Aug. 27

Dallas-Fort Worth area

  • AMC Burleson 14, Aug. 27

  • AMC Classic Forney 12, Sept. 3

  • AMC Classic Irving 10, Sept. 3

  • AMC Dine In Clear Fork 8, Aug. 27

  • AMC Dine In Grapevine Mills 30, Aug. 20

  • AMC Dine In Mesquite 30, Aug. 20

  • AMC Dine In Stonebriar 24, Aug. 20

  • AMC Eastchase 9, Aug. 27

  • AMC Firewheel 18, Aug. 20

  • AMC Highland Village 12, Aug. 27

  • AMC Hulen 10, Aug. 27

  • AMC Irving Mall 14, Aug. 20

  • AMC Lake Worth 14, Aug. 27

  • AMC Palace 9, Aug. 27

  • AMC The Parks at Arlington 18, Aug. 20

  • AMC Valley View 16, Aug. 27

  • AMC Village on the Parkway 9, Aug. 27

Houston area

  • AMC Deerbrook 24, Aug. 20

  • AMC First Colony 24, Aug. 20

  • AMC Fountains 18, Aug. 20

  • AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Aug. 20

  • AMC Houston 8, Sept. 3

  • AMC Metropark Square 10, Aug. 27

  • AMC Springs 10, Aug. 20

  • AMC Studio 30, Aug. 20

  • AMC Willowbrook 24, Aug. 20

  • AMC Yorktown 15, Aug. 27

A complete list of reopenings is available on the AMC website.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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