Cineworld, owners of Regal Cinemas, and where we watch nearly all new wide release movies in our areas is now saying “all” their movie theaters will be reopened on/by July 10, 2020.
“We are thrilled to be back and encouraged by recent surveys that show that many people have missed going to the movie theater,” CEO Mooky Greidinger said in a statement. The company has deferred salaries for its directors, suspended quarterly dividend pazyments, and said last month that it was seeking $180 million from banks and government support programs to conserve cash and remain a viable business.Cineworld and Regal Cinemas to reopen in next few weeks – CNN
ave not received any update from Regal Cinemas as of this writing the status of the Regal Unlimited Pass. (see below) They haven’t billed since March, when around the middle of the month they closed all theaters.
UPDATE 6/16/20 8:47pm PT – Regal sent the following email:
It’s reasonable to assume when they reopen on July they’ll give that partial month free to those of us who paid for the entire month unlimited movies cut short in March 2020 and resume billing in August 2020 for all unlimited pass customers, but this is pure speculation on my part
as nothing official has been announced on either their official website or via email to their customers (neither of us have received any email yet).
My speculation is exactly what Regal did for existing subscribers. Billing will resume in August 2020 for unlimited subscribers like us.
AMC has previously stated their plan was to start reopening in theaters in July, but I haven’t seen an official statement with a date attached to when. As linked above, Cineworld is giving specific dates (US – July 10) with some theaters opening in the last couple weeks of June outside the United States.
Will be glad to see theaters reopened in our area. Traffic is on the rise, restaurants and bars are reopening, casinos have already been open for a couple weeks, so bring on the movie theaters.
Will you be at your movie theater on opening day watching movies?
Assuming there are movies we want to see, yes, we’ll be there. I’m guessing they’ll reopen with access to movies that have been released to VOD, since there is only one new wide release movie scheduled on July 1. Mulan is scheduled to open wide on July 24. Warner Bros. delayed Tenet to July 31.
We’ll begin to see more movies start to fill in on/after July 10. The movie theaters need to get some of those summer $$$.