AMC Georgetown 14 is scheduled to reopen on March 26, together with other locations of the theater chain around the country, and the region, after remaining closed for around a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Georgetown theater, located at 3111 K Street, Northwest, will be following AMC Safe & Clean policies when it opens its doors to the public.
AMC Theatres, which already reopened 98 percent of its locations across the nation on March 19, is planning to hit 99 percent by Friday, March 26.
“It was exactly one year ago that we closed all AMC locations in the United States,” said Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Entertainment, said in a statement on Thursday. “It gives me immense joy to say that by the end of next week we expect that 99% of our U.S. locations will have reopened. As we have done at all of locations around the country, AMC is reopening and operating with the highest devotion to the health and safety of our guests and associates through our AMC Safe & Clean policies and protocols.”
The company’s “Safe & Clean protocols” were developed by a team led by Dr. Joseph Allen, a prominent member of the faculty of Harvard University’s School of Public Health, and in cooperation with The Clorox Company, a global manufacturer of cleaning products, according to the release.
Proud Member of Clorox Safer Today Alliance. #AMCTheatres has collaborated with @Clorox, the @ClevelandClinic and the @CDCFound to enhance our AMC Safe & Clean policies to continue to focus on the health and safety of our guests and crew. Check showtimes: https://t.co/NacDx0DAac pic.twitter.com/eDMgThQGvy
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) March 18, 2021
The measures include social distancing, automatic seat blocking, mandatory mask wearing, easy access to disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer, HEPA vacuums, and enhanced air filtration through MERV-13 filters.
AMC staff cleans every auditorium between each showtime with enhanced hard surface disinfection including doors, handrails, recliner buttons, and tray tables. Additional time between showtimes is allocated for a thorough cleaning of the auditoriums. There is also nightly disinfection of auditorium fixtures and seating areas.
Among the AMC theaters that reopened on March 19 are several DMV area locations — AMC Academy 8, AMC Center Park 8, and AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12, and AMC Rivertowne 12 in Prince George’s County.
On March 26, in addition to DC’s AMC Georgetown 14, AMC DINE-IN Rio 18 and AMC Wheaton Mall 9 of Montgomery County will start operating.
“AMC will only reopen its theatres once approved to do so by state and local authorities,” the company says.