Regal Cinemas has announced it's temporarily closing all theaters nationwide, including the Berkshire Mall location, starting this Thursday.

The second-largest movie theater chain in the country said that the decision was made in response to challenges facing the company amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and will affect 40,000 employees.  The company was not specific about the duration of the closures.

This is not a decision we made lightly, and we did everything in our power to support a safe and sustainable reopening in the U.S. – from putting in place robust health and safety measures at our theatres to joining our industry in making a collective commitment to the CinemaSafe protocols to reaching out to state and local officials to educate them on these initiatives. We are especially grateful for and proud of the hard work our employees put in to adapt our theatres to the new protocols and cannot underscore enough how difficult this decision was.

 

 

Regal will continue to monitor the situation closely and will communicate any future plans to resume operations at the appropriate time, when key markets have more concrete guidance on their reopening status and, in turn, studios are able to bring their pipeline of major releases back to the big screen

Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Cineworld,

Parent Company of Regal Cinemas

 

Movie theaters in Massachusetts have been allowed to reopen since July 6. Regal Cinemas at the Berkshire Mall reopened in late August, allowing a maximum of 25 people per showing.
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