Regal Theatres Monday says it's closing all of its theater locations starting Tuesday, (March 17, 2020) "as a precaution amid the current circumstances" surrounding coronavirus.
AMC, the largest movie theatre chain in America, announced on Monday night that due to coronavirus, they would bus shutting down not just their locations in highly affected cities, but all cinemas nationwide.
Cinemark will continue to follow guidance from local and national governmental health organizations, and we will continue to share updates as we have them at www.cinemark.com.
Cinemark is joining the other major US exhibition circuits in shutting its doors in the face of the growing coronavirus pandemic. "We hope everyone stays safe during this time and we look forward to seeing you at the movies soon!"
"We hope and believe that people will still go to the movies in theaters where available, but we understand that for people in different areas of the world that is increasingly becoming less possible", Jeff Shell, chief executive of NBCUniversal, said in a statement. The federal government also recommended that public gatherings shouldn't exceed 10 people, making it impossible for movie theaters to operate. The health and safety of our employees and guests is paramount and while measures like enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing policies were put in place, the time has come for us to do more. That included all Warren Theatre locations in Wichita and other cities.
All tickets bought in advance will be refunded, as well. In response to this continually escalating and evolving situation, we will close all our theatres tonight, March 16th, following the completion of our last scheduled showtime. "We will reopen when those guidelines allow". During this challenging time, we are looking out for you and will not bill you your monthly fee.
Mindful of the latest scientific advice from the government, the coming days will see the closure of most United Kingdom cinema sites.