In all honesty, I think the worst part of currently going to the movies will be listening to the morons refusing to wear masks. Pity the people that work there who are going to have to deal with morons that think they've become Constitutional scholars or the folks who whine about tyranny because they have to deal with the slight inconvenience of looking out for other people or the geniuses that present an obviously fake "government" card saying they don't have to wear a mask. Needless to say, a fair number of those incidents will result in wasting the police's time on removing people from the building and worse, there will be ones that turn violent or even deadly.Just got the same email. Hasn’t changed my mind on attending. I miss going to the movies and I sincerely hope theaters survive and things will go smoothly without incident. But looking at the Karen’s, Kevin’s and anti-mask idiots everywhere, I see pandemonium coming to AMC theatres.
Anybody who has read my posts for any significant length of time knows that I hate AMC. The last time I went to an AMC was Black Panther, and I will never go there again with or without a virus on the loose. But to be completely fair, I think pandemonium is coming to all theaters regardless of what chain is running them. I don't see how reopening at this point can possibly do anything but make the pandemic worse.I see pandemonium coming to AMC theatres.
Yes, I noticed that too but the part that still infuriates me is that there isn't a "Cancel Account" or "Disable Account" button on either the app or the desktop website. You have to email or call them and then they try to negotiate with you to not cancel. It's a waste of my time and the time of their support team. Just give me a frickin' button to do it myself, for crying out loud!From that letter Robert posted, emphasis mine:
"On December 1, 2020, all memberships that are still paused will be automatically reactivated. As always, we will communicate with you well in advance of any changes to your membership status, including our reactivating of a paused membership. Of course, you can cancel your membership at any time. "
So..they're saying, "You can reactivate your membership at any time, but if you don't, we're going to do it for you 104 days from now." That does not sound smart. Of course, I suspect many people here are smart enough to just cancel outright if you're not going to go, but I would not be surprised at all if some less passionate, less aware people simply forget they have to cancel to avoid getting billed if they haven't chosen to reactivate by December.
We Have Canceled Your A-List Recurring Billing
As I've mentioned in other threads, I'm much less concerned with "deep cleaning" and more concerned about distancing/mask-wearing from staff/patrons.I just canceled my A-List as well. I’m just not comfortable going to a theater and I don’t know when I will feel comfortable about visiting. I just don’t trust teenagers enough to clean those places good enough. I mean, they couldn’t keep the place clean before the pandemic so I have little faith in them deep cleaning durning a pandemic.
While I realize that there's other potential risk at play, I haven't gone back to theaters because I don't know what the other people in the room have been exposed to and spending 2 or 3 hours in the same space with unknowns like that unsettles me.As I've mentioned in other threads, I'm much less concerned with "deep cleaning" and more concerned about distancing/mask-wearing from staff/patrons.
The "deep cleaning" really seems to be "Hygiene Theater" and seems unlikely to prevent the virus from doing its thing.
Not that I don't want them to clean, but I always wanted them to clean! I think the new cleaning measures intend to lend a feeling of safety but they're fairly useless...
Exactly the whole point. It’s the people I worry about, not the theater.While I realize that there's other potential risk at play, I haven't gone back to theaters because I don't know what the other people in the room have been exposed to and spending 2 or 3 hours in the same space with unknowns like that unsettles me.
Cinemark is doing that now. The problem is that you have to pay the equivalent of 20 tickets to do that, whether or not you are actually going in a group of 20. So, as you noted, that is prohibitively expensive for most people.Theaters and studios should make an effort to allow private rentals of auditoriums for both current releases and repertory product. Generally there are holdups from both ends that results in private screenings being excessively expensive and now is an opportunity to make that easier.
That's gross no doubt but has there been a case of Covid where it's been transmitted by touch? As far as I know (and I'm not a virologist), it's all been inhalation. That being said, whatever makes you feel uncomfortable with going to any public place during a deadly pandemic is a valid reason to not go.
I know we've beaten enough dead horses on the subject to open a glue factory, but I still feel that as long as you have good distance between patrons and people are respectful - especially in regard to masks - that the risk is minimal.While I realize that there's other potential risk at play, I haven't gone back to theaters because I don't know what the other people in the room have been exposed to and spending 2 or 3 hours in the same space with unknowns like that unsettles me.