Regal Cinemas closing 39 US theaters after parent company Cineworld filing for bankruptcy

Regal Cinemas closing 39 US theaters after parent company Cineworld filing for bankruptcy

Regal Cinemas closing 39 US theaters after parent company Cineworld filing for bankruptcy

Regal Cinemas prepares to close 39 movie theaters in the US in mid-February, according to a new filing filed in bankruptcy court this week by its British parent company Cineworld.

The filing says rejecting leases beginning Feb. 15, “debtors’ estimate…. [it] will save approximately $22 million per year for their properties.”

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movie world, which declared bankruptcy in September, wrote that its “businesses have been heavily affected by the global spread of COVID-19 and its aftermath, including a decline in movie attendance, a disrupted film production and release schedule, and an increase in home entertainment alternatives.”

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Regal Cinema Theater

People visit a Regal Cinemas theater in New York City. (Susannah Ireland/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Images)

The 39 theaters scheduled to close are:

Alaska:

Tikahtnu Stadium 16 IMAX and RPX, Anchorage

California:

Berkeley 7, Berkeley

Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 and IMAX, Cajon

Metro Point, Costa Mesa

Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX, Escondido

Hemet Cinema 12, Hemet

Sherman Oaks Galleria 16, Los Angeles

Yorba Linda & IMAX, Yorba Linda

Colorado:

12 Meadows Stadium, Littleton

SouthGlenn Stadium 14, Centenary

Florida:

Shadowood 16, Boca Raton

South Beach Stadium 18 and IMAX, Miami

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The location of Regal Cinemas Union Square in New York City, one of 39 theaters about to close. (Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Hawaii:

Keauhou Stadium 7, Kona

Illinois:

Bolingbrook Stadium 12, Bolingbrook

Round Lake Beach Stadium 18, Round Lake Beach

maine:

Brunswick 10, Brunswick

maryland:

14 Bowie Stadium, Bowie

Rockville Center Stadium 13, Rockville

Massachusetts:

Fenway Stadium 13 and RPX, Boston

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Nebraska:

Omaha Stadium 16, Omaha

Nevada:

18 Village Square Stadium, Las Vegas

New Hampshire:

Concord 10, Concord

New Jersey:

14 Hamilton Commons Stadium, Mays Landing

Pohatcong Stadium 12, Phillipsburg

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A Regal Cinemas theater in Irvine, Calif., which will remain open while seven others are expected to close across the state. (AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images)

New Mexico:

Santa Fe Stadium 14, Santa Fe

New York:

Elmwood Center 16, Buffalo

Ithaca Mall Stadium 14, Ithaca

Cortlandt Town Center, Lake Mohegan

Union Square Stadium 14, New York

Greece Ridge Stadium 12, Rochester

Transit Center Stadium 18 and IMAX, Williamsville

North Caroline:

Beaver Creek Stadium 12, Apex

Ohio:

Montrose Movies Stadium 12, Akron

pennsylvania:

14 Barn Plaza Stadium, Doylestown

Oaks Stadium 24, Oaks

Virginia:

Stonefield Stadium 14 and IMAX, Charlottesville

Greenbrier Stadium 13, Chesapeake

washington:

16th Meridian, Seattle

Washington DC:

Gallery Place Stadium 14, Washington, DC

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Regal, in April 2022, said it “operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theater circuits in the United States, consisting of 6,787 screens in 505 theaters in 42 states along with American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam and Saipan.”

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