IN SERIOUS MONEY TROUBLE, AMC THEATRES TO OFFER PRIVATE GROUP SCREENINGS FOR $99
So are you not entertained? Well, hell no. Of course you aren’t. None of us are. It’s a bloody freaking pandemic. So of all the normal things people are missing, it’s going to the movies. And sure, there aren’t too many new movies in the world right now that we can watch. Like, anywhere. And because we can’t go, movie theater chains are struggling in a big way. And AMC Entertainment’s Theatre chain is no exception. So what is an about to be bankrupt business to do? Well, offer a different sort of service, that’s what. So now, you or anyone can rent out one of AMC’s 600 screening rooms to watch a movie for the price of $99.
AMC THEATRES SCREENING OPTION HEAVEN SENT FOR PEOPLE DESPERATE FOR REAL MOVIE EXPERIENCE
$99, you say? That’s crazy? Well, not so much when you learn some more details. Sure, $99 movie ticket is pretty pricey. But AMC’s price allows up to 20 people to go and watch in relative Covid-19 safety. The math ain’t hard here. That’s 5 bucks a head to see a movie. And I, for one, love the idea. It’s been since forever that I’ve seen a movie in the theater. And I usually loved doing that with a bunch of friends anyway. And just 5 friends at an iMax was a hundred dollars anyway. And right about now, that sounds pretty damn fun.
OVER 100,000 PEOPLE INQUIRED ABOUT SCREENING OFFER, AND AMC THEATRES LISTENED
Sure, absence makes the heart grow fonder and all. But some social-distancing safe movie watching with people you want to see is more than overdue. So no, AMC Entertainment isn’t doing this out of the kindness of their own hearts. Their most recent quarterly loss was a whopping $905.8 million. Those are going out of business numbers right there. And, no, AMC didn’t just roll this idea out there. We had to convince them. When they offered a beta-launch of this, 110,000 people chimed in from across the US asking for more. The “newest” films will cost a little more. You know, like Tenet. And they still want those concessions dollars, too. No outside food or drink.
That last bit still sucks major ass. But we’re inching closer.