This time out courtesy of Kansas City-based – but now Chinese-owned – AMC Theatres. However, instead of Christmas, AMC’s Grinch is going after Independence Day.
Is nothing sacred? Guess not.
“AMC’s request for proposals to move from downtown Kansas City to their new offices in Leawood was for 4th of July weekend,” sources say. “Despite the holiday AMC was all for it. They couldn’t give a (damn). They asked to be moved over the 4th to shorten AMC employees down time – fuck the movers!”
While some film industry types have jokingly wondered if AMC’s new HQ will fly a Chinese flag, it’s not like there isn’t a precedent for the company working on important holidays.
“The Chinese don’t care about the 4th,” says one movie insider. “And why should AMC? All their theaters will be open on the 4th. Movies are a 365 days a year business.”
“There are several people in the industry who think that AMC’s life in Kansas City will be super short,” says the source. “That the Chinese owners will buy their way out of the new lease in Leawood because they want AMC to be headquartered in Los Angeles where the main film industry is. Wouldn’t it make sense to have your headquarters where the rest of the film industry is?”