Cineworld, the parent company of Regal, recently announced that it will be temporarily suspending operations at all of its 536 Regal theatres in the U.S., as of Thursday. The company said the move was “in response to an increasingly challenging theatrical landscape and sustained key market closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“This is not a decision we made lightly, and we did everything in our power to support a safe and sustainable reopening in the U.S.– from putting in place robust health and safety measures at our theatres to joining our industry in making a collective commitment to the CinemaSafe protocols to reaching out to state and local officials to educate them on these initiatives. We are especially grateful for and proud of the hard work our employees put in to adapt our theatres to the new protocols and cannot underscore enough how difficult this decision was,” CEO of Cineworld Mooky Greidinger said in a statement.
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