“So what we’re doing is we’re encouraging folks to put on a masks, however not essentially requiring it,” Aron mentioned on Thursday to CNN.
On Friday, AMC and Aron admitted that the corporate made a mistake.
“This announcement prompted an intense and rapid outcry from our prospects, and it’s clear from this response that we didn’t go far sufficient on the utilization of masks,” Aron mentioned in an announcement on Friday. “At AMC Theatres, we expect it’s completely essential that we take heed to our friends. Accordingly, and with the complete help of our scientific advisors, we’re reversing course and are altering our visitor masks coverage.”
Aron added that “the velocity with which AMC moved to revise our masks insurance policies” is a “reflection of our dedication to the security and well being of our friends.”
AMC mentioned that it’ll additionally promote masks for $1 at its field places of work.
The brand new well being and sanitation program, titled “AMC Secure & Clear,” will embrace measures corresponding to initially capping film showtimes at 30% of a theater’s seating capability, disinfecting seating areas nightly utilizing electrostatic sprayers, upgrading its air flow methods and requiring each AMC worker to put on masks whereas within the theater.
Aron mentioned on Thursday he may see a double characteristic when the chain reopens subsequent month.
“You may ensure that I will be carrying a masks,” he mentioned.