In response to the recent changes in the upcoming theatrical release schedule, Cineworld, parent company of Regal, today announced that its theatres will begin to reopen U.S. locations on Friday, August 21. Theaters originally shut down nationwide in March due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, opening in the U.S. on Thursday, September 3, will headline new films coming to the theatres like Unhinged, Greenland and Broken Hearts Gallery, along with the strong slate of highly-anticipated films scheduled to release throughout the remainder of 2020, including Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, No Time to Die, Soul, The King’s Man and many more.
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The international roll out will consist of over seventy countries and is set to begin on August 26, followed by a limited U.S. launch – possibly without several major markets including New York and Los Angeles – on September 2 leading into the Labor Day holiday weekend.
“Welcoming theatergoers back to our cinemas will be a celebration for not only our team and our industry, but most importantly for the fans who have been anxiously awaiting the year’s upcoming releases,” said Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Cineworld. “With the health and safety of our staff, customers and communities as our top priority, we are happy to invite audiences to return to the timeless theatrical experience that we have all dearly missed.”
Regal theatres will enforce the previously announced health and safety measures that adhere to the latest CDC and public health guidelines, including innovative sanitization procedures, new social distancing protocols, and mandatory mask policies for Regal employees and guests.
Regal states it will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow any changes to regulations or guidance from public health officials.
Regal joins competitor AMC Theatres, which announced it would reopen in mid to late August.
SOURCE: Regal Cinemas