Biz Buzz: AMC to reopen and H&M comes to town

Aug 14, 2020 at 09:46 am by Michelle Willard

AMC Stones River 9 in Murfreesboro

AMC plans to reopen the doors at Stones River 9 at the mall (a.k.a., Stones River Town Centre) on August with a selection of movies I've never heard of, but with pandemic precautions in place.

According to a press release, AMC will reopen its doors to U.S. moviegoers for the first time in more than five months. to celebrate, AMC is celebrating its history with a throwback to the year it all started by offering "Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices,"  which happens to be 15 cents (plus sales tax).

This is part of a phased plan to reopen AMC in the United States. AMC currently expects to open approximately two-thirds of its more than 600 U.S. theatre locations in time for the Sept. 3 release of Warner Brothers' TENET, following Disney's Aug. 28 release of TNE NEW MUTANTS. The remainder of AMC's U.S. theatres will open only after authorized to do so by state and local officials.

The one-day 15 cent ticketing celebration kicks off several promotions that guests will find as they return to AMC around the country. After Aug. 20, bring-back titles such as the special INCEPTION 10th anniversary event, as well as titles like BLACK PANTHER, BACK TO THE FUTURE, GHOSTBUSTERS, GREASE and STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK will be priced at only $5. AMC is also offering an array of $5 food and beverage treats, including regular popcorn, regular Coca-Cola Freestyle drink and KidsPacks, through the end of October. And all AMC Stubs members will earn double points on all ticket and food & drink purchases through the end of October.

Upon returning to the movies, AMC guests can expect to experience AMC's comprehensive health and sanitation program: AMC Safe & Clean, which was developed under advisement of current & former faculty of Harvard University's prestigious School of Public Health as well as the No. 1 U.S. cleaning brand, The Clorox Company.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 AMC will significantly reduce in the maximum tickets available for each showtime and seat blocking in reserved seating auditoriums to allow for appropriate social distancing between parties, enhanced cleaning procedures that include extra time between showtimes to allow for a full, thorough cleaning and nightly disinfecting utilizing electrostatic sprayers, use of high tech HEPA vacuums, upgraded air filtration efforts including the use of MERV 13 filters wherever possible, new guest and associate safety protocols that include mandatory mask wearing by all guests and associates, hand sanitizing stations throughout the theatre and the availability to guests of disinfectant wipes. The entire AMC Safe & Clean plan can be found at

Aug. 21

INCEPTION 10th anniversary event

Aug. 28


Sept. 3


Sept. 11


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For full title and showtime information, moviegoers should check AMC's webpage.

H&M is here

H&M opened its Murfreesboro fast-fashion shop at noon Thursday, Aug. 13 in The Avenue.

And apparently they are being Rutherford Responsible.

"H&M is committed to making sure that our stores are safe and clean for both colleagues and customers," a Facebook post said. "We have taken new measures in all of our stores, including social distancing guidelines, regular and thorough store cleanings, closure of fitting rooms and garment recycling, as well as providing PPE in line with CDC guidelines to our staff. Please remember to bring a face mask as we are requiring face masks upon entry in all of our US stores. Thank you for your cooperation."

Food News

- Hungry Bear, 2830 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro, Website

- Boro Salad Kitchen, 1262 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, Facebook

- Boro Bowls, on the Square

- Jersey Mike's Subs, 2113 Memorial Blvd., Suite C, Murfreesboro

- Scoopy's Ice Cream Bar, 1002 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, Facebook

- Red Crab – Juicy Seafood, 740 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, Website

- Firehouse Subs, 2445 Memorial Blvd. Ste. A, Murfreesboro

Closing Corner

The Rona has struck again with a host of closings announced in July.

BounceU of Murfreesboro has closed, according to a Facebook post on July 7.

"After 12 years of throwing the best birthday parties on the planet, … we have closed our doors. We thank you for choosing us to celebrate the most important day of the year for your kid – their birthday," the post said.

After only 16 months in operation, Hook1 Outfitters is closing.

"HOOK1 Outfitters is closing its doors. Visit us in-store for steep discounts with everything a minimum of 50% off regular price," a Facebook post said.

Jack in the Box on Old Fort Parkway appears to be closed. Google has it labeled as "permanently closed" and it's no longer on in the location search. The closest one now is in Nashville.

Another rumored closure is Fat Mo's on Memorial. The restaurant closed for COVID in the spring and hasn't reopened yet. But there hasn't been an official announcement yet.


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