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AMC Theatres To Reopen

For theaters opening Aug. 20, ticket prices on reopening day will cost 15 cents, commemorating the first AMC screen that debuted in 1920.

After a long five-month closure, AMC Theatres is reopening to moviegoers.

Starting on Thursday, August 20, more than 100 AMC U.S. locations will reopen, including two locations in the Nashville area — AMC Thoroughbred 20 and AMC Stones River 9.

An additional 300 AMC locations around the country are expected to open during the following two weeks, leading up to the release of Disney’s The New Mutants on August 28 and Warner’s Bros.’ Tenet on September 3.

AMC is celebrating its history with a throwback event called “Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices.” For the first time in five months, moviegoers can enjoy being in front of the big screen (for one day only) with 1920 ticket prices.

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On August 20, all tickets at AMC will be priced at 15 cents, plus sales tax. AMC currently expects to open approximately two-thirds of its more than 600 U.S. theater locations.

The remainder of AMC’s U.S. theaters will open only after authorized to do so by state and local officials. To find out when your local AMC location will open, click here.

The one-day 15-cent ticketing celebration kicks off several promotions that guests will find as they return to AMC around the country.

After August 20, bring-back titles such as the special Inception 10th-anniversary event, as well as titles like Black Panther, Back to The Future, Ghostbusters, Grease and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back will be priced at only $5.

AMC is also offering an array of $5 food and beverage treats, including regular popcorn, regular Coca-Cola Freestyle drink and KidsPacks, through the end of October. All AMC Stubs members will earn double points on all ticket, food and drink purchases through the end of October.

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Below is a roundup of upcoming AMC dates:


  • Unhinged
  • Train To Busan Presents: Penninsula
  • Cut Throat City
  • Words On Bathroom Walls
  • Inception 10th anniversary event


  • The New Mutants
  • Personal History of David Copperfield


  • Tenet


  • Infidel


  • The King’s Man
  • War with Grandpa

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.