AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the UnitedStates, in Europe & the Middle East and the world, is proud to present the first-ever “AMC Black Picture Showcase Celebrating Juneteenth” at select AMC theatres beginning Friday, June 18 through Thursday, June 24.
Throughout the week, guests can enjoy a collection of classic, contemporary and culturally relevant, black-led films for $5, in honor Juneteenth—a holiday symbolizing a critical step towards freedom and liberty for all Americans through the abolishment of slavery in the United States.
The “AMC Black Picture Showcase Celebrating Juneteenth” is a result of many substantial and systemic changes at AMC, beginning in the summer of 2020, to advance the Company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. These efforts include an internal advisory council working on behalf of African American associates to strengthen AMC’s cultural awareness and overall DEI strategy, through the lens of the African American experience.
“This is a proud and historic moment for AMC, that could not have happened without the influence of our AfricanAmerican associates who used their voices to underscore the importance of honoring Juneteenth as a bedrock of American history,” said Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Theatres, “This opportunity is a celebration of the impact and accomplishments of African Americans in cinema. It is nothing less than a privilege for AMC to showcase their extraordinary talent.”
Showtimes vary by location and will be available starting Friday, June 18 through Thursday, June 24, at participating AMC theatres nationwide. The “AMC Black Picture Showcase Celebrating Juneteenth” lineup features seven films, celebrated in three categories:
- “Do The Right Thing” – June 18
- “Harriet” – June 18, 23
- “The Water Man” – June 19
- “Fences” – June 19, 21
- “Moonlight” – June 19, 24
- “Barbershop: The Next Cut” – June 20
- “Love & Basketball” – June 20, 22
Titles will also be available exclusively for Private Theatres Rentals at select AMC theatres, starting at $99. Private Theatre Rentals at AMC allows up to 20 friends and family members to enjoy a private screening in their own auditorium. Guests wanting to book a private showing can do so by going to amctheatres.com/rentals or by updating and using the AMC Theatres mobile app.
Tickets are currently on sale. For full title, ticket price and showtime information, moviegoers can check the “AMC Black Picture Showcase Celebrating Juneteenth” webpage at: https://www.amctheatres.com/fan-faves.
AMC Safe & Clean
As we open our doors to moviegoers, the safety of our guests and associates is our highest priority. Having already opened more than 500 of our theatres elsewhere across the United States since August, AMC moviegoers have benefited from our having sought out third-party, nationally recognized experts in cleaning and public health & safety to advise us. A team led by Dr. Joseph Allen, a prominent member of the faculty of Harvard University’s prestigious School of Public Health, as well as our partnership with The Clorox Company, helped us to develop our comprehensive AMC Safe & Clean protocols. They feature social distancing & automatic seat blocking, mandatory mask wearing, the easy availability of disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer, along with high tech solutions like HEPA vacuums and enhanced air filtration through MERV 13 filters, as well as numerous other new safety, sanitization and cleanliness procedures.
The entire AMC Safe & Clean plan can be found at amctheatres.com/amc-safe-and-clean.
About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the United States, the largest in Europe and the Middle East, and the largest throughout the world with approximately 1,000 theatres and 10,700 screens across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying its Signature power-recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty and subscription programs, web site and mobile apps; offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming.