AMC and Regal movie theaters cut seating capacity over coronavirus

Movie theater chains are cutting back on the number of seats they’ll fill, that day President Donald Trump proclaimed a national crisis over the coronavirus pandemic.

Regal and AMC both reported designs to cut seating capacity by 50% on Friday as the two chains make moves to encourage “social distancing,” which can to a great extent forestall the spread of the virus, as indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The moves come as a lot of movies face slowed down production, deferrals or cancellation as the world battle to keep up the destructive infection.

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AMC said it won’t outperform over 250 individuals in singular theaters, USA Today detailed.

“AMC is proactively taking action to cut in half the number of tickets that we will make available at all our U.S. theaters,” CEO Adam Aron told The Hollywood Reporter. “With this action, we are facilitating the ‘social distance’ between guests who still want to see movies on a big screen.”

The chain, which says it will likewise rehearse “enhanced” cleaning strategies, will work at half a limit from March 14 until April 30.

Majestic will “have reduced auditorium capacity by 50% and are complying, where applicable, with state mandates on social gathering limits,” per THR.

Cinemark will lessen capacity in California just, as indicated by the report, and Alamo Drafthouse will have “buffer” seats between every visitor that will be “unavailable for other guests to purchase.”

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