One of the more notable holdouts on returning to business is movie theaters not only here in Western New York, but across the country. Cineworld Group, the parent company of Regal Cinemas announced on Tuesday, March 23, that they have plans to reopen the movie theaters across the country.

Starting April 2, doors will open to a limited audience of 25% to 50% capacity in about 500 locations. Regal Cinemas in total has 7,211 screens and 549 theatres in the United States.

Now, Regal will open their locations in 3 phases. On April 2, major cities will open and they will soon announce the rest of the locations that will open on either April 9 or April 16. According to Regal's website:

Regal is thrilled to welcome our guests back to movies!
Select theatres will be opening April 2, in time for Godzilla vs. Kong.  Additional theatres will be opening in the weeks to follow.  We are excited to open our doors and begin sharing our love of movies with our fans.

As we re-open our theatres, we remain committed to the safety of our patrons and employees.  See additional information on the steps we are taking as CinemaSafe theatres HERE.

Additional theatre openings will be added daily!

In October, the Regal Cinemas at Quaker Crossing in Orchard Park was not happy that they could not be open. Governor Cuomo did not allow movie theaters to be open under state mandate. In the front of the theater, they changed their sign to directly call out Governor Cuomo. It read: "Theaters open safely in 48 states Why not New York, Governor Cuomo?

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