There's simply nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen.
After months of being closed due to pandemic-related capacity limits, Regal is opening 21 theaters back up. The news was just released in a press release and on social media.
Regal is thrilled to welcome our guests back to the movies in April! Select theatres will be opening April 2, in time for Godzilla vs. Kong. Additional theatres will be opening in the weeks to follow. pic.twitter.com/KklRscIp3f— Regal (@RegalMovies) March 23, 2021
Movie lovers can expect to see major changes in the way things are done, including enhanced cleaning, face coverings worn by staff and visitors, social distancing signs, and fewer food choices at the concession stand. Employees will have daily health checks, possibly including temperature checks, and will self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
The decision to reopen is based on a case-by-case basis by state, so you'll want to visit the official Regal website to see if your local theater is going to reopen. The cumulative list of theaters will be updated regularly.
Parent company Cineworld Group had this to say about the re-openings after being closed for so long:
"We have long-awaited this moment when we can welcome audiences back to our Regal theatres and restore our essential role within the communities we serve," said Mooky Greidinger, Chief Executive Officer of Cineworld. "With the health and safety of our customers, staff, and communities as our top priority, we continue to take all the necessary precautions and abide by our CinemaSafe guidelines to confidently provide a safe and comfortable experience. With capacity restrictions expanding to 50% or more across most U.S. states, we will be able to operate profitably in our biggest markets."
Courtesy of Regal Cinemas (via Facebook)
For more information, you can read the whole Cineworld press release about the reopenings here. You can also follow the Regal Cinemas Twitter account for announcements and previews of upcoming movies.
Are you excited to be heading back to the movie theaters, or do you think it's too soon? Sound off in the comments!