(CNN) — A crisp Benjamin Franklin can get you your own private AMC movie theater.
AMC Theatres joins a handful of cinemas letting customers rent out auditoriums for private screenings — a growing trend due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
AMC allows rentals of up to 20 people. According to its website, rates start at $99, excluding tax, and increase to $349 depending on the movie, the theater’s location and any other add-ons like food and drink. AMC’s FAQ page lists renting a microphone to greet guests as an extra $100 charge, while more time to enter an auditorium, beyond the standard 15 minutes, will cost another $250.
It’s part of the theater chain’s effort to remain afloat this year as the Covid-19 pandemic contributes to record industry losses.
AMC’s revenues fell to $941.5 million, down roughly 22% compared with $1.2 billion in the same quarter last year, according