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Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

Movie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet.

Motley Fool: AMC down, but don’t count it out

Shares of AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX), the network behind the hit show “The Walking Dead,” has acted somewhat zombielike, falling 30 percent in 2016 – and drawing the attention of value-oriented investors.

AMC Theatre chain buying Europe’s Odeon & UCI

NEW YORK– The owner of the AMC Theatre chain is buying European movie theater operator Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group from private equity firm Terra Firma in a deal valued at about 921 million pounds ($1.21 billion).

AMC retreats from plan to allow texting in theaters

LOS ANGELES – Never mind, phone addicts. Following a public outcry, AMC Entertainment says it will not experiment after all with theaters that allow texting. “There will be no texting allowed in any of the auditoriums at AMC Theatres,” said AMC Chief Executive Adam Aron in a statement Friday. “Not today, not tomorrow and not in the foreseeable future.”

Cruising at Car d’Lane, CdA’s classic car show

You’ll see polished Mustangs and Thunderbirds, Bel Airs and de Villes, Packards and Corvettes on display in downtown Coeur d’Alene this weekend. But for a real change of pace at Car d’Lane’s raucous Friday night cruise, wait for Little Boy Blue to turn the corner.

Late-night series reruns recent favorites

Starting next week, AMC Theaters at River Park Square begins a film series called Summer Nights, which will screen a recent second-run movie three nights a week for a reduced price. You can catch up on some Hollywood hits you might have missed during their initial release, or rewatch a favorite in all its big-screen glory. The lineup begins with “The Dark Knight Rises,” the final entry in Christopher Nolan’s hugely successful Batman saga, on Monday.

Local theaters tighten rules

Theaters have banned costumes and were poised to search moviegoers’ bags in the wake of Friday’s shootings in Aurora, Colo., that killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens of others. AMC theaters across the nation are not allowing people to wear “face-covering masks, costumes that make guests feel uncomfortable or fake weapons,” according to a corporate news release. “We’re reinforcing our security procedures with our theater teams, which we cannot discuss in detail for obvious safety reasons,” the release said.

SpIFF has grown into 11-day event filled with wide variety of genres

Over the years, the Spokane International Film Festival has been the premiere film showcase in Spokane, bringing a diverse selection of stories, styles and genres, as well as the filmmakers responsible, from all around the world. SpIFF, now in its 14th year, has flourished since its inception, growing from a handful of screenings at the old Met Theater to an 11-day event that involves the Magic Lantern, AMC, Bing Crosby and Garland theaters. This year, festival entries have been divided into categories the programmers call Sidebars, which designate the theme and tone of each film.