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Labor Day Weekend Helps AMC Outpace 2019 for First Time Amid Pandemic

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By Entrepreneur Staff AMC announced Tuesday that Labor Day weekend gave the theater chain a much-needed bump: More people went to movies at AMC over the weekend this year than the same weekend in 2019. Labor Day weekend marked the first time AMC outpaced 2019 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, this year set a record, surpassing the previous admissions-revenue record from Labor Day weekend in 2013. “This is the very first weekend that our attendance numbers were ahead of those of the same weekend pre-pandemic, since we closed our theaters in March of 2020,” Adam Aron, chairman and CEO of AMC Theatres, said in a Tuesday statement. Related: Why AMC Stock Can’t Squeeze Like GameStop Stock He went on, “This encouraging surge in attendance at AMC signals that as Hollywood releases movies, Americans eagerly want to return to movie theaters again.” From Thursday, Sept. 2 to Sunday, …

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