Three days after revealing plans to reduce theater participation by 50%, Regal Cinemas revealed that it will be closing all theater places, effective March17 The company revealed the news by means of social media, keeping in mind that “All theatres will remain closed up until more notice.”
The remarkable shift comes in the middle of declining participation over worries of the fast spread of COVID-19
Regal announces closure of all theatre places starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a preventative measure amidst the current situations. All theatres will stay closed until more notice. Please inspect back quickly. We eagerly anticipate serving you again as soon as possible.
— Regal (@RegalMovies) March 16, 2020
Regal presently runs 549 theaters, consisting of 7,211 screens spread out over 42 States, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam and Saipan, according to its site. The business has not announced whether it has any plans to help compensate staff members, nor how it will manage users with a Limitless Pass.
AMC recently revealed its own lowered operations. We connected to the business to see if it had any plans for a complete shutdown in the middle of all of the current news. We’ll update when we hear something back.
Film studios, meanwhile, are reassessing their technique for movies set for a theatrical release. Especially, NBCUniversal revealed that it would be launching movies like “The Hunt,” “The Invisible Man” and “Emma” through on-demand services, in addition to theaters.