Adam Aron
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United States
2022

AMC Entertainment

Adam
Aron

Chairman / CEO / President

After being rescued from bankruptcy by retail ­investors who caused AMC Theaters stock to shoot up 120% in one day to an all-time high of $70 per share in June 2021, Aron enthusiastically embraced AMC’s internet popularity in 2022. He became a regular poster on Twitter, sharing everything from personal-appearance photos to silly memes featuring his image. He also used it as a forum to explain and explore more serious corporate matters with his more than 280,000 followers, whether it be the possi­bility of adopting a four-day work week, a partnership that would have created a perks program for Disney+ subscribers or his controversial decision to sell several batches of AMC Preferred Equity Units in an effort to pay down the company’s $5.4 billion debt. One deal he did strike: Zoom Rooms, aka spaces for Zoom-powered conferences and events to be tested at select theaters.  

Career

  • AMC Entertainment
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Vail Resorts

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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AMC Losses Narrow, Theater Chain Rewards Retail Investors With 'Ape' Dividend

AMC Losses Narrow, Theater Chain Rewards Retail Investors With 'Ape' Dividend

AMC Theatres is rewarding the retail investors who rallied to support the exhibition giant when it was laboring under debt and COVID closures, lifting its share price at a critical juncture.On Thursday, the company announced that it will give a special dividend to investors of one AMC preferred equity unit for each of AMC Class A common stock. With a wink and a nod, the company plans to list these units on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol...

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