An anonymous reader quotes a report from Deadline: AMC Entertainment plans to launch “Zoom Rooms” at movie theaters in up to 17 U.S. cities serving businesses with in-person events and meetings. The partnership with Zoom will roll out “sometime in 2023,” the giant exhibitor said. It will give the chain access to the “multi-billion market for corporate and other meetings,” according to CEO Adam Aron, and during weekdays when most theaters are quiet.
Users will book three-hour blocks online, selecting preferred theaters and meeting time. AMC and Zoom will provide the necessary equipment. Auditorium sizes are expected to range between 75 to 150 seats. Additional services like food and beverage offerings, movie viewings, and concierge-style personalized handling of meeting needs will be available for an added cost. “As hybrid work has become more commonplace throughout the United States, Zoom Rooms at AMC will enable companies and other entities with decentralized