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by Brandon Butler
AMC Reopens with 15 Cent Tickets and Free COVID Infections 8/13/2020

According to Variety, on August 20th AMC Theatres will sell you a fifteen cent movie ticket to see Back to the Future, The Goonies, or The Empire Strikes Back. They’ll also throw in a case of the COVIDs completely free. It’s the new Summer 2020 Pandemic Theatre Pass, and AMC’s big plan to get audiences back to theaters. Brent Lang for Variety has more:

AMC is embarking on a phased reopening of its theaters in the United States, with the goal of having approximately two thirds of its more than 600 locations operational in time for the Sept. 3 release of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” That does not include venues in major markets such as New York and Los Angeles, where officials have not approved reopening cinemas due to public health concerns.

Isn’t there enough on Netflix and DIsney+ and HBO Max, do we really need to be encouraging people to go out in public and get sick? This seems reckless and irresponsible on AMC’s part. Going to the movies should not be a death sentence. A competent government wouldn’t allow this.