DORAL, FL – Regal Cinemas temporarily close four locations in Miami-Dade due to the coronavirus pandemic. They are Regal South Beach, Regal Cinemas at Kendall Village, Regal at The Falls, and Regal Southland Mall in Cutler Bay.
Local 10 News reported this decision was motivated by the fact that big budget movies are being delayed currently due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This was the case with the latest James Bond installment, “No Time to Die,” which release was moved from November 2020 to April 2021.
“We were bleeding much bigger amounts when we are open than when we are closed. We’ll be like a grocery shop with no food,” said Mooky Greidinger, Cineworld Group’s chief executive, according to CBS 4 Miami.
Six locations across Broward are also closing, such as Regal Broward & RPX at the Westfield Broward Mall, Regal Sawgrass, Regal Magnolia Place in Coral Springs, Regal Oakwood in Hollywood, and Regal Westfork in Pembroke Pines, among others.
But not only South Florida is getting affected by the decision. Cineworld Group, the parent company of Regal Cinemas, announced it is temporarily closing all 536 Regal Cinema Theaters in the US. Those screens will go dark on Thursday, according to CBS4 Miami.
And the new announcement was extended to the U.K. where 127 movie theaters will be on pause for the time being. In both countries, some 45,000 employees are affected.
Cinemark and AMC are still open for business.