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AMC Owings Mills Sets Reopening Date For Movie Theater
By Elizabeth Janney, Patch Staff
Sep 9, 2020 4:20 pm ET
OWINGS MILLS, MD — AMC Owings Mills 17 will reopen Thursday, Sept. 10. It is one of seven AMC movie theaters in Maryland that will open its doors for the first time in nearly six months.
The AMC in Owings Mills has been closed since March 19 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Previously, AMC Theatres expressed "substantial doubt" that the company could keep operating if pandemic-related closures continued.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan allowed for the reopening of movie theaters as of Friday, Sept. 4, as he said the state was ready to move into stage three of its recovery roadmap. AMC has 1,000 locations across the globe, with more than 11,000 screens, according to its website. The company reported as of Wednesday that most of its theaters are open, local guidelines permitting.
In Maryland, AMC theaters in Bel Air, Columbia, Lexington Park, Security Square, Waldorf, White Marsh will open Thursday along with the one in Owings Mills with new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Under the AMC Safe & Clean policy, all guests must wear masks that cover their nose and mouth and fit snugly over the cheeks and chin unless they are eating or drinking. Officials say these are not acceptable: neck gaiters; masks with valves, vents or holes; and open-chin bandannas. Those who do not have the appropriate face covering can buy a mask for $1.
Theaters will be at 40 percent capacity or less. New filters have been installed to purify the air, and time is built in between screenings to allow for disinfecting. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the facility.
AMC Owings Mills 17 is at 10100 Mill Run Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117.