EAST HANOVER — Six months later, a pair of legal judgments and one pandemic later, theaters are being allowed to open again in New Jersey. On Thursday, September 10 AMC East Hanover 12 will re-open its doors.
Last week Governor Murphy announced that movie theaters and indoor performance venues can resume on Friday as long as capacity is capped at 25 percent or 150 people.
He said groups can sit together but others must be six feet apart. Masks must be worn at all times but they can be pulled down for eating popcorn and other theater food.
As is the case with every other business reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, there will be expanded health and safety measures implemented at every AMC theater. On your next theatre visit, you’ll notice that they’ve taken steps to reduce touchpoints and protect your safety, including simplified menus for shorter lines at concessions and reduced auditorium capacities for social distancing.
Masks Required for All – Because we care about your health, masks are required for guests and crew throughout the theatre. Your mask must cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly around your face and chin. Neck gaiters, open-chin bandanas, and masks with vents or exhalation valves are not acceptable at this time. If needed, masks are available to purchase for just $1.00.
Food & Drinks in the Auditorium – In the auditorium, masks are still required, but may be removed while enjoying food and drinks. Protect yourself and others by wearing a mask before, during, and after your movie.
Social Distancing Standards – Please remember to maintain distance before, during, and after the movie. Follow the directional signs and reminders posted throughout the theatre for guidance.
Reduced Auditorium Capacities – All AMC auditoriums are at 40% capacity or less, based on municipality guidelines. In auditoriums with AMC Signature Recliners, their new ticketing technology will block the seats on either side of your selection, and there is already enough space between rows to allow for social distancing. In auditoriums with traditional seating, our technology will block the seats surrounding your selection. In auditoriums that do not offer reserved seating, please make sure to leave an adequate distance between yourself and other guests.
Once you’re in the auditorium, if you are uncomfortable in your reserved seat, feel free to move to another socially distant seat after the movie starts, or see an associate for assistance or a refund.
Cashless Transactions – Where tickets are sold, credit, debit, or AMC gift cards are preferred to reduce contact, but cash is accepted and may be used if needed to purchase a gift card for movie treats.
Cash is not accepted at concessions in order to avoid shared contact between cash and food handling. At select theatres where tickets and concessions are sold at one location, we will accept cash if no other form of payment is possible.
Simplified Menu Selections – For shorter lines and quicker service, we have temporarily simplified our selections. Classic movie treats like AMC Perfectly Popcorn™, Coca-Cola® Freestyle, hot dogs, candy, MovieNachos, AMC KidsPacks®, and more are available now, and we’ll expand the menu as soon as possible. Refills are not available.
Click here for a list of movies playing.
AMC Theatre is located at 145 Route 10 East.