Regal Cinemas Shutting Down All U.S. Locations

Regal Cinemas is once again shutting down all of its locations across the country, as upcoming movie releases are being postponed.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Cineworld Group PLC’s Regal Entertainment Group’s decision to suspend operations at its more than 500 locations this coming Thursday follows a cascade of postponements for big-budget Hollywood films, most recently the James Bond title “No Time to Die.”

“We are like a grocery shop that doesn’t have vegetables, fruit, meat,” Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “We cannot operate for a long time without a product.”

The closure comes after reopening some locations in August, and no reopening timetable has been announced. Regal originally closed all its U.S. theaters on March 17 as the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the country. Due to county restrictions, the Downtown Silver Spring location at 900 Ellsworth Drive has not reopened since the March closure.

Regal Cinemas’ area locations include the Downtown Silver Spring location, which was renovated in 2017, as well as theaters in Rockville, Germantown, Laurel, Hyattsville, Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia.

Source file photo by David Lay

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