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AMC Theatres pushes reopening back two weeks

AMC Theatres, America’s largest chain, announced Monday that it will push back its reopening of theaters by two weeks.

The theater chain will resume operations in about 450 U.S. locations on July 30 and at approximately 150 remaining locations the following week.

The pushback of the reopening takes into account the newly scheduled release dates of Disney’s Mulan on August 21 and Warner Bros.’ Tenet on August 12, the company said on its website.

By August, the company hopes to be in full operation.

The company originally planned to reopen theaters in mid-July after COVID-19 related closures.

Once reopened, the theaters will implement safety precautions including reduced auditorium capacities, enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing and a simplified concessions menu.

There are AMC theaters in both South Bend and Elkhart.

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