AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening | TribLIVE.com

2913747_web1_2913747-29a85afb4c154894b235b31678826809NEW YORK — AMC Theatres, the nation’s largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie.

AMC Entertainment, which owns the chain, said Thursday that it expects to open the doors to more than 100 cinemas — or about a sixth of its nationwide locations — on Aug. 20 with throwback pricing for a day.

AMC theaters have reopened in numerous international countries but have remained shuttered in the U.S. since March. The chain touted the reopening as “Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices.”

Locally, the world’s biggest theater chain has seven locations in western Pennsylvania: AMC Classic Westmoreland 15 in Greensburg; AMC Classic Delmont 12; AMC Waterfront 22 in West Homestead; AMC Classic South Hills Village 10; AMC Classic Mount Lebanon 6; AMC Classic South Pike 10 in Sarver; and AMC Classic Uniontown 6.

Source: AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening | TribLIVE.com

United Airlines to offer more direct flights from Pittsburgh to Florida | TribLIVE.com

2913919_web1_2912359-1782aa294fac475c961bec6860a9d0d7Beginning Nov. 6, United will add round-trip flights from Boston, Cleveland and New York/LaGuardia to four destinations in Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa. In December, service will be increased with additional flights from Columbus, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh traveling to Fort Myers and Tampa.

Source: United Airlines to offer more direct flights from Pittsburgh to Florida | TribLIVE.com

Israel and UAE To Establish Diplomatic Ties In Historic Deal Brokered By Trump : NPR

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to forge a path toward normal diplomatic relations, and Israel said as part of the agreement it will suspend its controversial plans to annex more territory in the West Bank.

The historic deal was brokered during a call between leaders of the two nations and President Trump.

The UAE’s leader, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed, announced on Twitter that the deal calls for “setting a roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the deal a historic breakthrough toward peace in the Middle East and the launch of a “new era” in Israeli relations with the Arab world.

Source: Israel and UAE To Establish Diplomatic Ties In Historic Deal Brokered By Trump : NPR

Salmonella causes shrimp recall at Fresh Market, Costco, BJ’s | Miami Herald

The FDA found salmonella in shrimp imported by Kader Exports, causing a recall of various frozen shrimp products, including those sold under the house brands Costco, BJ’s Wholesale and Tops grocery chains.

Source: Salmonella causes shrimp recall at Fresh Market, Costco, BJ’s | Miami Herald

Northside Community Development Fund facilitating Pennsylvania COVID-19 relief funds for small businesses – Pittsburgh Current

By Nick Eustis
Pittsburgh Current Contributing Writer
info@pittsburghcurrent.com

As part of the PA Coronavirus Small Business Assistance Program, The Northside Community Development Fund (NSCDF) is accepting applications from small businesses in need of grants from August 10 to 28. Businesses in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, Lawrence and Washington counties employing 25 or fewer employees, with under $1 million gross revenue, are eligible for grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.

This is the second round of grants as part of this program, which was allocated over $200 million by the Pennsylvania state government to cushion the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on small businesses statewide. The first round of this program was created after the initial round of emergency grants from the state in late March, some $61 million, was quickly exhausted. Those initial grants were largely distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, which resulted in minority-owned businesses being underrepresented among grant recipients.

For more information on the Pa. Coronavirus Small Business Assistance Program, visit the NSCDF website.

Source: Northside Community Development Fund facilitating Pennsylvania COVID-19 relief funds for small businesses – Pittsburgh Current

Pittsburgh-area Cinemark movie theaters set Aug. 21 reopening date

Theaters have been closed since March

Cinemark movie theaters in the Pittsburgh area are set to reopen on Aug. 21, according to the movie theater chain’s website.

That includes the locations in Center Township, Beaver County, Monroeville, the North Hills and Robinson Township.

The location in Tarentum at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall is permanently closed.

The theater closed its Pittsburgh area locations in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was initially planned that Cinemark’s Pittsburgh-area theaters would reopen in early July but that was later pushed back.

Source: Pittsburgh-area Cinemark movie theaters set Aug. 21 reopening date

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cancels Remaining 2020 Concert | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

The PSO will implement a “reinvented” 2020-2021 season

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is canceling the rest of its 2020 concerts as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

In a notice posted to their website, the PSO says will implement a “reinvented” 2020-2021 season due to government restrictions and guidance from health officials.

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“For this 125th season, now challenged in an unprecedented way, we recall the vision of our founders, including Andrew Carnegie, who started this orchestra when few cities had one. The joy of our symphonic music has enhanced the lives and been a source of civic pride for the many generations who have followed,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. “While it is heartbreaking to know that we will not be able to share the special experiences that were planned for the fall, we simply can’t be together with our audience inside Heinz Hall at this time, given current building restrictions and public health guidance.”

One of the changes the PSO is making in response to the pandemic restrictions is hosting a free digital series this fall.

Source: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cancels Remaining 2020 Concert | Newsradio 1020 KDKA