AMC Theatres Will Require Patrons to Wear Face Masks Following Public Backlash

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In case you missed it, AMC Theatres has announced that they are finally reopening this July. Although this would have been good news for fans who are hoping to see new films in the cinemas, there have also been concerns about safety regulations due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus outbreak. In line with that, AMC has decided to somehow reverse course and has confirmed that they will require patrons to wear face masks.

It was previously reported that AMC Theatres will reopen over 450 cinemas in the US on July 15 and that face masks were unnecessary. The move was set to avoid being "drawn into a political controversy."

Not surprisingly, there was a public outcry on the company's decision, pushing AMC Theatres to release a new statement about safety protocols.

"It is absolutely crucial that we listen to our guests. With the full support of our scientific advisors, we are reversing course and are changing our guest mask policy. We now will require that all AMC guests nationwide wear masks as they enter and enjoy movies at our theatres," the post reads.

The reopening of AMC Theatres is undoubtedly in preparation for two major films that will premiere next month. The live-action remake of Disney's Mulan is already set for release on July 24 and it will be followed by the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan flick Tenet on July 31.

It is important to remember the safety guidelines if you are planning to watch Mulan and Tenet in the cinemas. Luckily, AMC Theatres has made the necessary adjustments to make this possible.

AMC Theatres will reopen several cinemas on July 15.

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