As we all know by now, movie theatres are struggling in the time of coronavirus and many others in large cities around the country are being mandated to close including the largest movie chain AMC.
AMC Theatres made the unprecedented move and announced the temporary closings of all AMC theatres nationwide “in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic.”
The timeline for those theatres to re-open is 6 weeks at the earliest and 12 weeks at the latest, as of right now. Of course we don’t know when things will get back to normal, so 6 weeks sounds extremely optimistic and who knows where we’ll be in three months?
That said, AMC sent out an email today to update AMC Stubs A-List members on the status of their active subscriptions. Take a look below:
• All AMC Stubs A‑List member accounts have been automatically paused while our theatres remain closed. There will be no A‑List billing or payments while our theatres are closed. So, you will not be charged at this time. Your A‑List membership benefits will be automatically reinstated after governmental guidelines allow for our theatres to re‑open, and we will communicate with you in advance of reactivating your membership.
• AMC Stubs Premiere memberships that were scheduled to expire while theatres are closed will be extended for the amount of time that we are closed.
• AMC Stubs points and rewards that were set to expire while theatres are closed will receive an extension for the amount of time that we are closed. This extension includes birthday rewards as well.
Fortunately no action is required on the member’s part. When the time comes to announce the re-opening of AMC theatres, the company plans on notifying you as soon as the guidance allows for their theatres to begin showing films again – at least those movies that haven’t had their release pushed back, that is.