Well shoot. I was all set to catch a Sunday matinee of “Smile,” as Hurricane Ian washed away my Wed. preview of it last week. I get to my closest AMC, an older cinema (AMC Classic). And they’re closed. The power is on and every store around them is open.
I wonder if this is one of those theaters AMC will sneakily bail on its lease and close. This is the way movie theaters disappeared @2000-2001 by the hundreds. Was the hurricane a mere coincidence, convenient moment to pull the plug?
We’ll see. Meanwhile, 20th Century’s Disney-owned reboot of “Hellraiser” beckons. I’m on…pins and needles over this one. Streams later this week.