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John Merriwether Vice President, Investor Relations
Adam Aron Chief Executive Officer and President
Sean Goodman Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Eric Wold B. Riley
Meghan Durkin Credit Suisse
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Operator

Greetings and welcome to the AMC Entertainment First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call.

During the presentation, participants will be in a listen-only mode. Afterwards, we will conduce a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this call is being recorded today Thursday, May 6, 2021. I'd now like to turn the call over to John Merriwether, Vice President, Investor Relations.

John Merriwether

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Adam Aron

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Sean Goodman

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Adam Aron

it quick very Two to important Sean. open your you, we Thank before up points, questions. points but

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Operator

Eric comes First [Operator question B. and Instructions] Riley. Certainly with thank very you Wold much. from

Your line is open.

Eric Wold

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Adam Aron

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Eric Wold

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Adam Aron

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Eric Wold

Adam. you, Thank helpful. Very Perfect.

Adam Aron

Thank you, Eric.

Operator

Meghan our Suisse. question from And with comes Credit Durkin next

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Meghan Durkin

guys. I about to quickly. new ask Adam, shareholder the Hi, base wanted

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Adam Aron

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Meghan Durkin

guys. Thanks Okay.

Adam Aron

Sure.

Operator

with from Beynon And one last for will which we Chad Macquarie. time question, come have

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Adam Aron

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Sean Goodman

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Adam Aron

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Operator

that And ask call conference conclude disconnect. does for all, thank that very the participation your We today. you and you for much please