Regal Cinemas, the second-biggest theater chain in the nation, will close the entirety of its theaters in the US beginning tomorrow, March 17th, out of alert for the continuous spread of coronavirus, as indicated by Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter. The theaters will stay shut until further notification.
“Any time, at any Regal, it’s our goal to provide a safe and healthy environment for our employees and guests,” said Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Regal Cinema parent company Cineworld, in a statement to Deadline. “At this time, we have made the difficult decision to close our theaters. We value our movie-loving customers and have no doubt we will be serving them again as soon as possible with a full slate of Hollywood blockbusters.”
AMC, which is the greatest theater chain, said prior today that close to 50 individuals could be in a theater simultaneously, as per The Hollywood Reporter. Different cinemas may follow Regal’s transition to close all theaters in the coming days, sources disclosed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The moves follow historically low box office sales this end of the week and new White House rules gave today to evade gatherings of over 10 individuals.
Universal will be releasing a few movies that are presently in theaters as $20 rentals beginning Friday, the organization declared today. Also, in the course of the last few weeks, Mulan, F9, and No Time to Die, the newest James Bond film, all had their theatrical release dates postponed due to the coronavirus flare-up.
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