Reclining Seats, Dine-in Menus Boost Movie Ticket Sales for AMC

An AMC Movie Theater in Braintree, Massachusetts Photograph by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

To fill more seats, AMC Entertainment is taking a bunch of them out. The Wall Street Journal reports that the movie theater chain is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to install fully reclining La-Z-Boy-style loungers in more than a third of its auditoriums. That will mean fewer chairs, but AMC is betting it will also translate into higher ticket sales.

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