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AMC delays reopening again, local theaters say industry will need federal help to survive pandemic

AMC says that the theater company may not survive the Coronavirus Pandemic.

This week AMC officials announced that they were pushing back reopening. The chain had originally shut down in March due to COVID-19.

Hollywood has continued to delay releasing movies, as cases rise in parts of the U.S.

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AMC is now targeting mid-to-late August as a potential opening timeframe. However, this most-recent delay is the third such one that came up.

AMC operates locations throughout the region.

Geneva Movieplex 8, which operates in Geneva posted to Facebook on Thursday, saying that the industry would need help from Congress if it’s going to survive.

“Without help from Congress, movie theaters across the country could permanently close, putting over 150,000 jobs at risk,” Geneva Movieplex 8 said in the post. “Take action, sign the letter, and tell your legislators to #SaveYourCinema. Please visit saveyourcinema.com. Thanks for your support during these difficult times.”

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