Last week, CEO of AMC, Adam Aron, stated that they would not be requiring patrons to wear masks in their theaters in order to avoid “political controversy.” This was met with instant backlash and outcry as people took to the internet to voice their displeasure. “It’s a public health crisis, not a political opinion,” said one twitter user. AMC will now be requiring masks and will sell them on site for $1 if patrons forget to bring one. Regal and Cinemark were originally encouraging but not requiring guests to wear masks. Regal has since reversed that policy and now masks are required. Cinemark will only require masks if the local government mandates it.
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