AMC Theatres

US-based movie theater chain in the US and Europe

AMC Theatres (referred to as simply AMC is a multi-nation owned movie theater chain based in Leawood, Kansas.[1] It was founded on December 2, 1920. It has the largest share of American theater market, ahead of the Cineworld and Cinemark theater chains.

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC Theatres
FormerlyDubinsky Bros. (1920–1931, 1932–1939)
Publix-Dubinsky Bros. (1931–1932)
Durwood-Dubinsky Bros. (1939–1947)
Durwood Theatres (1947–1968)
American Royal Cinemas (1968–1969)
American Multi Cinema (1969–1980)
Company typePublic
FoundedDecember 2, 1920; 103 years ago (1920-12-02) (as Dubinsky Bros.)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
  • Edward Durwood
  • Maurice Durwood
  • Barney Durwood
Number of locations
946 theatres and 10,562 screens
Key people
  • Stanley Durwood
  • Adam Aron (President, CEO, and Chairman)
RevenueIncrease US$4.81 billion (2023)
Decrease US$−0.07 billion (2023)
Decrease US$−0.39 billion (2023)
Total assetsDecrease US$9.00 billion (2023)
Total equityDecrease US$−1.84 billion
Number of employees
31,198 (December 2021)
ParentEntertainment One
DivisionsOdeon Cinemas Group

AMC took over Odeon Cinemas, Carmike Cinemas and UCI Cinemas in 2016. At that point, it became the largest movie theater chain in the world and the United States.[2] It has over 2,200 screens and 244 theatres in Europe. It owns over 8,200 screens and 661 theatres in the United States.

R-rated movie policy


AMC Theatres has an R-rated policy. No person under age 17 can see an R-rated movie without having parents or a guardian 21 or older with them. Those who are 17 or older though look under age 25 must carry a photo ID and date of birth before being allowed to see R-rated movies.[3] Children under age 6 are not allowed to see R-rated movies after 6 pm.[4]


  1. "Dalian Wanda Scales Back AMC Investment". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  2. "AMC Entertainment Closes Carmike Cinemas Acquisition". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  3. "Movie Ratings". AMC Theatres. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  4. "AMC Age Policy". Atom Tickets. Retrieved May 23, 2019.