AMC Entertainment Holdings is the parent company for AMC Theatres, the largest movie theater chain in the United States and the world. The company owns or operates about 1,000 theaters with about 11,000 screens across the globe. In the United States, its theaters are among the most productive, having the number-one or number-two market share positions in 22 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas. Through its Odeon subsidiary, AMC operates in 14 European countries and is the top theater chain in Estonia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland. In 2016, the company reported sales of about $3.2 billion and employed roughly 41,300 workers worldwide.
AMC gives back to the many communities it serves through financial grants, in-kind donations and employee volunteer support for an array of charities and community groups. The company’s giving is conducted via the following core programs and initiatives:
- The AMC Cares Charitable Fund. Launched in 1993 to fund scholarships for AMC employees and donations to disaster relief, the Charitable Fund—which is managed by the Tulsa Community Foundation—has grown to become the primary platform for AMC’s charitable activity. The fund provides grants and financial assistance to qualified nonprofit organizations, scholarship programs and emergency disaster relief programs, with the goal to strengthen AMC communities through support of arts, culture, health and human services, education and employment.
- AMC Giving Back and Matching Gift Programs. The programs empower AMC employees to get involved with their communities by allowing paid time off to support the charity of their choice. The company also matches their personal donations to eligible charities on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
- The Community Pass Donation Program. Under this program, the company provides up to 10 movie passes for charitable organizations to use as fundraiser or auction prizes or for volunteer recognition or incentives.
- The AMC Associate Scholarship Fund. The company supports the education of its theater-level employees and the families of its corporate employees through scholarship awards. To qualify for these awards, applicants must demonstrate commitment to their education and to their communities through community service hours.
- The AMC FOCUS Program. FOCUS (Furthering Opportunities, Cultivating Untapped Strengths) is an employment outreach program that partners with local, state and national support agencies to employ qualified people with disabilities at AMC theaters.
Additional information is available on the company’s website.