AMC Theatres joins in on Juneteenth celebrations

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FILE – In this March 15, 2021, file photo movie patrons arrive to see a film at the AMC 16 theater in Burbank, Calif. AMC is looking to sell up to 11.5 million of its shares, as the movie theater operator looks to capitalize on its meme stock popularity. The announcement in a regulatory filing on Thursday, June 3 comes just two days after the company said it was raising $230.5 million through an 8.5 million share sale. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — AMC Theatres is celebrating Juneteenth with its first-ever “AMC Black Picture Showcase Celebrating Juneteenth. “The event will feature a range of Black-led films returning to theaters in honor of Juneteenth. Tickets for the films will be $5.

One of the locations that will be participating in the event through Thursday is El Paso’s AMC El Paso 16 theater.

The event was announced shortly after the U.S. Senate established Juneteenth as a federal holiday last week in honor of the ending of slavery.

The event will be one of many ongoing activities to celebrate Black excellence in film and amplify Black voices at AMC.

For more information about the AMC Black Picture Showcase Celebrating Juneteenth, visit the AMC Theatres website.

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