AMC may have partially reopened their theaters back in mid-August, but that alone hasn't been enough to get the cinema chain back to financial status quo. Over the weekend, though, the company announced a new option for you, the hesitant moviegoer, to rent your own private screen for as low as $99.
At a base rate of $99 before tax — and above, depending on movie to be screened, location of theater, food/drink options — you and up to 19 of your closest friends can hold your own private screening event at participating AMC locations.
Greater Cincinnatians can rent theaters at Newport on the Levee and the West Chester location.
Some of the cinematic fare on offer for these screenings at the time of writing includes The Conjuring, Conjuring 2, Hocus Pocus, Jurassic Park, Monsters Inc., The Nightmare Before Christmas, Shrek, and The War With Grandpa (which improbably features Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman and Christopher Walken).
Head to this page for more information on the promotion.
And, just a note, you've basically always been able to rent the local Esquire, Kenwood or Mariemont theaters for private events. Get more info about that here.
Or just check this out, from their website:
Plan your next event at the Esquire or Mariemont Theatres! Great for unique birthday parties, corporate events, private movie screenings and more. We’re locally-owned and operated. The Esquire, and Mariemont Theatres both offer beer, wine and other adult beverages. Auditoriums vary in size and offer needed space for social distancing! Rentals are available at the Mariemont Theatre during our regular business hours Monday – Thursday. Morning rentals are possible any day (as long as they’re over by noon) Rentals are available 7 days a week at the Esquire Theatre. The cost is based on the auditorium size and the length of time needed. Additional fees may be charged if digital equipment is needed. All requests must be received a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of your rental date. Please allow for up to 5 business days for a response.