FOX News: Regal Cinemas to close all theater locations

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(FOX News) – Regal Cinemas has announced that beginning on Tuesday, March 17, all of its theater locations will close in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The theater chain — the nation’s second largest — made the announcement on Twitter on Monday.

“Regal announces closure of all theater locations starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a precaution amid the current circumstances,” said its message.

The company continued: “All theaters will remain closed until further notice. Please check back soon. We look forward to serving you again as soon as possible.”

The Regal Guam Megaplex is among the theaters to be closed.

The announcement of closures closely follows Universal Picture’s decision to release its current and upcoming theatrical releases on home entertainment.

AMC Theaters has announced plans to limit audiences to 50 people per screening, though that announcement was made before Donald Trump urged Americans to avoid groups of over 10 people.

Theaters across the world are shutting down. New York and Los Angeles theaters were ordered to close by their respective mayors.

Theaters in China, India and all across Europe have also closed their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.