AMC to open 42 movie theaters across Illinois next Friday – NBC Chicago

AMC Entertainment announced that 42 movie theaters across Illinois will resume operating by January 29, with some of them reopening on Friday.

The company said in a statement that seven AMC theaters across the state will reopen on Friday after state officials announced that most areas of Illinois may leave Level 3 coronavirus relief.

On January 29, an additional 35 AMC locations will reopen under measures to improve health and safety, according to Cinemas.

Below are the locations that will reopen in the region during the next week:

Chicago (Opening on Friday)

  • AMC Market Square 10
  • AMC CLASSIC Morris 10
  • AMC CLASSIC Peru Mall 8
  • AMC Streets of Woodfield 20
  • AMC Crestwood 18

Rockford (Opening on Friday)

Chicago (Opening January 29)

  • AMC DINE-IN 600 Northern Michigan 9
  • AMC DINE-IN Block 37
  • AMC Chicago Ridge 6
  • AMC Cicero 14
  • AMC Ford City 14
  • AMC Galewood Crossing 14
  • AMC Lake In The Hills 12
  • AMC Nails 12
  • AMC Norridge 6
  • AMC DINE-IN Northbrook Court 14
  • AMC Oakbrook Center 12
  • AMC Oakbrook Center 4
  • AMC Quarry 14
  • AMC Randhurst 12
  • AMC River East 21
  • AMC South Barrington 24
  • AMC Village Crossing 18
  • AMC DINE-IN Yorktown 18

Rockford (Opening January 29)

  • AMC Machesney Park 14
  • AMC CLASSIC Sauk Valley 8

Vernon Hills (Opening January 29)

AMC added that theaters will operate at a 25% rate to adhere to state requirements to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois. Movie-goers will also be required to wear a mask and social distancing while in theaters.

AMC said guests can still book private theater rentals for a personal movie showing up to 20 people at or through the app. To book, AMC said, guests need to request a movie, time and date, then confirm and check out.

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The company added that all sites adhere to “strictly applied” AMC Safe and Clean policies and protocols amid the pandemic.

After exiting the Level 3 Coronavirus Mitigation Program, other destinations across the Chicago area have also opened, including the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum in the city.

Two counties in the Chicago area moved to Tier 1 mitigations Thursday, State health officials have announced that they will be allowed to reopen indoor dining in restaurants with limited capacity while another district in Illinois moves to Phase 4.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, District 7, home to Will and Kankakee Counties, can now enter Level 1.

The area was the only one in the Chicago area still subject to a Level 3 relaxation this week. Most of the Chicago area now falls within Tier 2 or Tier 1 mitigations.

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