SAN DIEGO, CA – Regal Cinemas is perhaps closing all 543 of its theaters within the United States as early as this week due to continued income losses from the coronavirus pandemic.
“We can confirm we are considering the temporary closure of our U.K. and US cinemas, but a final decision has not yet been reached. Once a decision has been made we will update all staff and customers as soon as we can,” the theater chain’s guardian firm Cineworld tweeted on Sunday.
A report in Variety the day prior to this, which cited an unidentified supply, stated the corporate could be closing its theatres within the United States and the United Kingdom as early as this week.
Regal is the second-largest theater chain within the United States after AMC.
The chain has eight places in San Diego County. Indoor film theaters are at present permitted at lowered capability within the county, and with different protocols in place to stop the unfold of COVID-19.
Variety’s report got here in the future after it was introduced that the discharge of the newest James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” could be postponed till April 2021. Large chains similar to Regal depend on blockbusters just like the Bond movies to maintain operations.
—City News Service