weather icon Clear

AMC reopening theaters with 15-cent movie tickets

AMC is reopening its theaters in Town Square and Rainbow Promenade by turning back the clock.

On Aug. 20, their first day back, all available tickets will be priced at 15 cents. That’s what admission cost in 1920 at the Kansas City, Missouri, theater that would grow into the nation’s largest cinema chain.

Among the movies being offered that day are “Back to the Future,” “Grease” and “Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back.”

To allow for social distancing, theater occupancy will be capped at 30 percent.

Maya Cinemas in North Las Vegas will reopen the following day.

The first group of Las Vegas theaters — The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Santa Fe Station, South Point and Suncoast — will come back online Friday.

Contact Christopher Lawrence at clawrence@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4567. Follow @life_onthecouch on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Many US movie theaters now open but struggling

About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly.

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77

Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.

‘Tenet’ earns $20.2M as Americans return to theaters

In a litmus test for American moviegoing in the pandemic, Christopher Nolans “Tenet” brought in an estimated $20.2 million through the holiday weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

The Rock, family test positive for coronavirus

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared some unfortunate news on his home front: He and his family tested positive for the coronavirus.