Great news for movie lovers that have missed going to the theater: Regal Cinemas will soon reopen its doors across the country. After almost a year of being shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Regal Cinemas announced on Tuesday (3/23) that its cinemas will reopen in the United States on April 2.
Regal Cinemas, which has 7,076 screens in 536 theaters across the nation, will take part in a phased reopening process that CNBC reports will “allow guests at limited capacity based on local guidelines.”
Regal Cinemas’ Mooky Greidinger said in a statement, “We have long-awaited this moment. With capacity restrictions expanding to 50% or more across most U.S. states, we will be able to operate profitably in our biggest markets.”
The second-largest theater chain in the nation, behind AMC Theatres, initially closed its theaters in March 2020, before reopening and later closing again in October.
Alongside the news of its reopening plans for Regal Cinemas, Cineworld also revealed that it has reached a new multi-year deal with Warner Bros.