Regal Cinemas introduced Monday (Mar. 16) that they are going to be shutting down all of their theater areas beginning Tuesday as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic.
All Regal areas will stay closed till additional discover to assist mitigate the unfold of the lethal virus that has contaminated almost 200,000 individuals worldwide and killed over 7,100 others.
Here within the United States, there have up to now been simply over 4,300 confirmed circumstances and 77 deaths.
“Any time, at any Regal, it’s our goal to provide a safe and healthy environment for our employees and guests,” Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger mentioned in an announcement to Deadline.
“At this time, we have now made the tough resolution to shut our theatres. We worth our movie-loving prospects and have little question we will likely be serving them once more as quickly as potential with a full slate of Hollywood blockbusters. The Cineworld Group and Regal Theatres are sturdy, standing on strong floor and our continued objective is to be The Best Place to Watch a Movie!”
Cineworld is Regal’s mum or dad firm and the world’s second-largest cinema chain, with greater than 9,500 screens throughout 790 areas in 11 nations, together with the United States, the UK, Canada and extra.
Regal Cinemas is the second-biggest movie show chain within the U.S. with 7,155 screens in 542 theatres throughout 42 states.
Regal is the primary massive chain out of the highest three to shut nationwide, although the others will doubtless quickly observe go well with.