AMC hosting election night events at separate ‘red’ and ‘blue’ theaters

AMC Theatres will air CNN’s election night coverage at theaters in 25 metro areas around the country, including Kansas City and St. Louis. But knowing that Clinton and Trump supporters may not want to attend watch parties together, the theater operator has designated separate venues as “blue” and “red.”

“As Americans gather in their communities to watch the conclusion of this historic election, we recognize that Democrats want to cheer with fellow Democrats, and Republicans cheer with fellow Republicans,” Elizabeth Frank, an executive vice president at the Leawood-based chain, said Monday in a statement.

In Kansas City, AMC’s Barrywoods in the Northland is the “blue” theater, and Studio 28 in Olathe is “red.” In St. Louis, AMC’s Esquire 7 is the “blue” theater, and AMC Chesterfield 30 is “red.”

The event is free but open only to AMC Stubs members, who may each bring two guests. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, and the event begins at 6 p.m., when polls close on the East Coast.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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