AMC Bakersfield 6 reopens with renovated theaters, new movies

A photo provided by AMC Theatres on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, shows a renovated auditorium at AMC Bakersfield 6 in Bakersfield, Calif. The theater is reopening Friday after renovations started in June.

AMC Bakersfield 6 is open after renovations.

The theater will now show new releases. It previously featured movies that had been out for at least a few weeks.

Renovations at the theater on California Avenue began in June. Even though the theater is reopening, some renovations will continue in phases until the fall, according to AMC.

John Bohan and his family said this theater is long overdue on this side of town.

"I drove by a couple of times even when I saw them working on it," she said. "We were waiting for it to open up. We actually waited to see 'Spider-Man' so we could come see it here."

AMC said it will be serving beer and wine at the renovated theater, but is currently still waiting on some licenses.

The renovations also includes power recliners in every auditorium, new screens and sound systems, and an expanded menu.

The reopening got the attention of a lot of people, including John Bentley, who worked in the same theater when it opened 38 years ago.

"The transformation is amazing," said Bentley. "Now, it's recliner seats, from front to back. It's an amazing experience."

The manager of AMC 6 said there will be online ticketing with reserved seating. It is currently not available but will be within the next few weeks.

Adult tickets are sold for $4.99 in the mornings and sold at $9.99 at night. Seniors and children pay $4.99 in the morning and $6.99 at night.

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