Ever since the start of the pandemic, we have questioned whether or not business will stay afloat as time goes on like this. We’ve seen many small businesses go down and now we’re seeing movie theaters hit a new level of rock bottom. With the recent closing of Regal Cinemas, tons of thousands of people questioned when other big movie theater chains would kick the bucket, and to be honest – no one knows if that will happen. For now, AMC seems to be staying above waters, but for how long?

AMC has now resorted to renting out their theaters starting at $99.00 to watch a movie. These sales aren’t happening in New York, Alaska or Hawaii, but they are available everywhere else. You can rent a theater out to sit amongst as many as 20 of your friends or family and watch older, classic movies. In order to watch movies like Christopher Nolan’s latest release of “Tenet,” the prices increase to a whopping $349.00. With these rental sales, AMC has been able to stay in the game for the time being.

Going to the movies used to be a fun and exciting thing to do with your friends, family, or loved ones, but the pandemic made it nearly impossible to imagine sitting for nearly three hours in a dark room with strangers. Even after CinemaSafe’s launch to promote a spaced out and more sanitized version of enjoying a movie, people were skeptical enough to the point that theaters barely got sales. 

However, drive-ins are all the rage. We are seeing people go to these drive-in theaters and watch the newest movies to release. And the best part is that you don’t have to worry about being too close to people because they normally just stay in their cars. Most drive-in theaters also state that they must stay six or more feet apart from people outside your group at all times, which only enflames the urge to watch the newest movies in safety.

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This article originally published on GREY Journal.