AMC Theaters Is Now Open


Columbus, Indiana is not the most exciting town. Teenagers resort to drives around town, grabbing food and going to stores as a form of entertainment. With this in mind, it brings much glee to hear that the AMC movie theaters, with the release of new movies, have reopened! Due to COVID-19, however, restrictions and changes have been made.

Of course, the current requirements of masks and social distancing are still in place at the theaters. New changes include cashless forms of payment, simplified menu items, self-check health and the distribution of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Though these changes seem easy to get along with, there are a few that are more conflicting.

For one, drink refills are temporarily unavailable. This rule was placed to minimize contact between customers and employees. An impactful adjustment is also a reduced auditorium seating capacity. To restrict contact and keep social distancing rules, AMC is at 40 percent or less in every auditorium. The theater’s new ticketing system will automatically separate viewing parties. 

Though these restrictions may take away from the enjoyment of the theater, new movies have been released. Disney’s remake of Mulan was unfortunately pulled and is now only available on Disney Plus. However, movies including the action-packed Tenet, suspenseful Unhinged, the baseball based 42 and the romantic comedy The Broken Hearts Gallery are still showing in theaters.

Another unreleased movie is No Time To Die, another James Bond adventure. The movie is scheduled to release on Nov. 20. Stay up to date on AMC announcements on what other new movies will be hitting the Columbus theater.