Salisbury Regal cinema to close doors temporarily following final screening
SALISBURY, Md. – Movie lovers in Salisbury will have to find a new place to watch films on the big screen at least for the time being. Recently, Regal Cinemas announcing all of their theatres in Maryland, along with hundreds of others across the county will be closing their doors until further notice. The shutdown will affect all of Maryland’s 13 locations. In July, Regal began reopening most of its 778 theaters world-wide after closing for several months during coronavirus lockdowns. But last month, the company reported a loss of more than $1.5 billion in the first half of 20-20, with revenue tanking 67%. The shut down comes a day after the latest James bond film ‘no time to die’ was delayed until spring 2021. In a statement, Cineworld did not say when theaters could reopen, but the company will continue to monitor how the coronavirus is impacting markets worldwide. 45,000 employees will not have jobs during the shutdown.
“It’s very unfortunate. I feel bad for not only the workers because I actually have a few friends that work at the movie theatre and they haven’t been back to work, and they haven’t been able to find jobs. It sucks,” said Salisbury resident, Spencer Comier.
The final movie that will play will start at about 7:50 PM. Regal will close it’s doors to the public at around 11 PMand won’t open again until further notice.