NEW 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.
Beginning 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.
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.”
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.
By Nick Eustis Pittsburgh Current Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
“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.