Regal Cinemas to reopen theaters on August 21 with new safety protocols

Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 12:07:57-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.. - Regal Cinemas says they are planning to reopen August 21.

Regal announced that its reopening plan consists of a “wide range of new health and safety measures based on guidelines provided from the CDC.”

The new guidelines include contactless payment, sanitizing every auditorium and seat after every movie with electrostatic “fogger” equipment, requiring masks, frequent hand washing and temperature checks for employees; required face masks for guests and shutting down vending machines, water fountains, self-serve condiment stands and arcade games where required by local ordinances.

Regal says they will also limit capacity in each auditorium to 50% and require two empty seats between groups in its reservation system.

Regal has theaters in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk and Newport News.

For more information on the companies plan to reopen, click here.