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AMC Finds a Way to Survive—and You Can Benefit

The company lets you rent a theater and choose from a list of movies

(Newser) - Missing the movie theater experience? Turns out you can rent an AMC theater starting at $99. And guess what—AMC can use the money amid devastating COVID-19 conditions, CNN Business reports. The basic deal is that AMC lets you rent a theater for 20 people and choose from a list... More »

World's Biggest Theater Chain Almost Out of Money

AMC says it could be broke by end of 2020

(Newser) - More bad news from the entertainment industry as the pandemic grinds on: AMC Theatres says it is running out of money and unless things change, its reserves could be used up by the end of the year or early 2021. Studios have delayed the release of major films like Black ... More »

AMC Plans to Reopen With 15-Cent Tickets

Chain aims to reopen 100 cinemas next week

(Newser) - In 1920, with America recovering from a pandemic, the Dubinsky Brothers opened a cinema in Kansas City, Mo., and charged 15 cents a ticket. AMC Theaters, the chain their cinema spawned, plans to charge the same price when it reopens theaters next week. The company says it will reopen around... More »

Chain Backtracks on Masks

Optional policy drew outrage online

(Newser) - AMC Theaters said it wanted to avoid a political brouhaha when its CEO announced masks would be optional when the chain reopens. That didn't work out. A day after a social media uproar met the news, Adam Aron said Friday that customers will have to wear a mask to... More »

Here's Why AMC Won't Be Requiring Masks

Theater chain announces reopening plans

(Newser) - AMC previously announced that the vast majority of its movie theaters would be open by mid-July, and now the chain is revealing details of how that will look. Of its more than 600 US venues, 450 will open July 15, Variety reports, and nearly all will be open by the... More »

Big News for Movie Lovers

Most theaters expected to reopen by mid-July, including up to 98% of AMC theaters

(Newser) - After three months of near total blackout of cinemas nationwide, movie theaters are preparing to reopen—even if it means only a few titles on the marquee and showings limited to as little as 25% capacity. AMC Theaters, the world's largest theater operator, said Tuesday that it expects to... More »

AMC Has 'Substantial Doubt' About Its Future

Theater chain says 'substantial doubt exists' about its ability to weather pandemic

(Newser) - AMC may not be coming back from this. The movie theater chain, which shuttered all its locations amid the coronavirus pandemic, said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday that it has "substantial doubt" it can survive, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal report. "We... More »

AMC to Universal: We're Not Showing Your Movies Anymore

Movie theater chain upset at studio's decision to show more films digitally

(Newser) - Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, Trolls World Tour was set for release on April 10. But with theaters closed, Universal Pictures made a decision the Wall Street Journal notes has "[paid] off handsomely": The studio behind the animated film made the sequel available to rent digitally that day... More »

Fireman Who Left to Star on Walking Dead Dies

Dango Nguyen, who played a guard to diabolical Governor on hit AMC show, is dead of cancer at 48

(Newser) - A longtime Georgia firefighter who pursued his acting dreams and landed a recurring role on The Walking Dead has died. The Athens-Clarke County fire department posted on Facebook that Dango Nguyen died Saturday morning "after a hard-fought battle with cancer." MSN reports he was 48. Nguyen, who CNN... More »

Chris Hardwick Back on AMC After Sexual Assault Probe

Network says returning host to his shows is the 'appropriate' thing to do

(Newser) - AMC host Chris Hardwick is returning to work after a review of sexual assault allegations against him by a former girlfriend, the AP reports. The network says returning Hardwick to work at Talking Dead and Talking with Chris Hardwick is the "appropriate step" after a review that included interviews... More »

Black Panther to Make History Again

It'll be first film shown in Saudi Arabia in 35 years

(Newser) - Black Panther is one of the top 10 highest grossing movies of all time, with a worldwide box office tally of more than $1.279 billion, per Deadline . Its historic run isn't over: The Marvel film will be the first shown in Saudi Arabia as the country lifts its... More »

This Could Become 'Biggest Ever Profits Case in TV History'

'Walking Dead' creators, producers sue AMC

(Newser) - A bunch of Walking Dead bigwigs are suing AMC, claiming the network hasn't compensated them fairly. In what the Hollywood Reporter says "could become the biggest ever profits case in television history," co-creator Robert Kirman (whose comic books provided the show's source material) along with producers... More »

Love Movies at the Theater? There's a New Plan for You

MoviePass plan for $10 a month gets you a daily showing at nearly any US theater

(Newser) - If all the movies you can watch at home for one low price per month isn't enough, a Netflix co-founder has another proposal: a movie a day at actual movie theaters for one low price per month. That's the idea behind Mitch Lowe's startup company MoviePass, which... More »

Fall on Set of Walking Dead Proves Fatal

Stuntman John Bernecker has died at the age of 33

(Newser) - Sad news from the world of The Walking Dead: John Bernecker, the stuntman who suffered severe head injuries after falling Wednesday on the Georgia set of the AMC series, has died, TMZ reports. Variety has also received confirmation of Bernecker's death, citing the Coweta County coroner, who says the... More »

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

Paste's list includes shows from just 5 networks

(Newser) - The best show on television is "a bold and artful exploration of faith, family, and our differing definitions of 'freedom,'" according to Paste magazine. The mag has compiled a list of the top 25 shows on TV this year, based on a poll of staff members... More »

AMC Working on Miniseries About Journalist David Carr

With Bob Odenkirk of 'Better Call Saul' playing Carr

(Newser) - A new AMC miniseries will bring the story of the late New York Times writer David Carr onto the small screen, the AP reports. The network is teaming up with Sony Pictures Television to develop a six-episode miniseries on Carr, based on his 2008 memoir The Night of the Gun ... More »

AMC Quickly Backtracks on Ill-Advised Texting Plan

No texting in theaters, at least not in the 'foreseeable future'

(Newser) - Well, that didn't take long: Less than two days after AMC's CEO gave an interview in which he suggested the theater chain might allow texting in its theaters , he's put out a statement backtracking. "NO TEXTING AT AMC. Won't happen. You spoke. We listened. Quickly,... More »

Biggest Theater Chain May Allow Texting

As a way to bring in millennials, says AMC CEO

(Newser) - Prepare to be thrilled or peeved, depending on your age. The newly appointed CEO of AMC Entertainment says he's considering allowing mobile phone use, including texting, in theaters as a way to attract millennials to see a show. It's actually one of many new strategies being discussed—including... More »

Critics Put Better Call Saul on Speed Dial

Accolades already filtering in for 'Breaking Bad' spinoff with Bob Odenkirk

(Newser) - "Every sleazeball has a story to tell" tops the Washington Post review of Better Call Saul, AMC's much-anticipated spinoff to Breaking Bad —and if the reviews so far are any indication, it's a story people want to hear. The show dedicated to Saul Goodman, the seedy... More »

AMC Un-Kills The Killing

It's back for a third season, but you won't see it on Netflix

(Newser) - Good news for fans of The Killing: It's back from the dead. AMC opted not to renew the show over the summer, but following new negotiations with Fox Television Studios, the murder mystery will live to see a third season. Salon reports that as part of the deal, the... More »

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