LOS ANGELES, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Regal Cinemas, one of the major movie theater chains in the United States, announced Monday that it will reopen U.S. locations on Aug. 21 after months-long closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cineworld Group, Regal's British parent company, announced the reopening plan "in response to the recent changes in the upcoming theatrical release schedule."
"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, in a press release.
"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," Greidinger added.
Regal operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, with 7,128 screens in 539 theaters in 42 states along with the District of Columbia and Guam as of June 30, according to the company.
Regal, AMC and other major U.S. movie theater chains have shut down their theaters across the country for months amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem