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Cineworld, the second-largest theater exhibitor in the U.S. and owner of the Regal chain, announced in October that it would close almost all of its theaters in the U.S. and U.K. in light of the coronavirus pandemic not only forcing closures in some locations but pushing the release of major movies to at least 2021.
Now, according to a report from Deadline, the theater chain will shut the doors on its last remaining locations in New York and California, effective Thursday.
The outlet reports that, despite most of its theaters closing last month, the company kept seven sites in California open, including the newly refurbished Irvine Spectrum, a top-grossing venue for Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.”
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New York is a slightly different story. After Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that theaters outside New York City could reopen under strict guidelines, Regal got 11 sites up and running on Oct. 23. However, just three weeks later they’ll reportedly shut their doors again.