DENVER (KDVR) — AMC Theatres opened its doors to Denver moviegoers Friday at the new development on East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
The 26-acre urban project is a hub for shopping, dining, living and entertainment, located at the site of the former University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center.
The theater will be the newest amenity to “9+CO,” offering recliners, reserved seating, adult beverages and concessions. AMC Theatres continue to keep their maximum capacity at 50% as set by Colorado COVID-19 guidelines.
Those interested in seeing a movie, but are wary of social distancing, can rent a theater for up to 20 people for a private showing. AMC’s website has a list of movie options and prices for these private showings.
Moviegoers interested in dining before or after a movie can enjoy a handful of newly opened restaurants around the area.
Film critic Michael Casey says it will take time for customers to completely come back to theaters.
“You can listen to music at home,” he says. “But you want to go to a concert. You can pray at home, but you still want to go to a house of worship. I think theaters fall into that kind of same space.”
Casey says the better barometer for ticket sales will be post-Memorial Day and the summer season.
Two of the main attractions at AMC Theatres include: “Godzilla” and “Tom & Jerry.”