Dim the lights, roll the coming attractions and squirt a little more liquid butter on that popcorn. South Jersey's Regal Theatre locations are back in business.

Beginning Friday, movie fans will be able to watch movies like "Mortal Kombat", "Godzilla vs Kong", or the new "Wrath of Man" at Regal Hamilton Commons or Regal Cumberland Mall for the first times in months. Some movie fans will be returning to a theater for the first time in well over a year.

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Cineworld, the company that owns Regal Cinemas, began reopening its theaters nationwide last month, on a planned schedule which is now entering its second stage.

Regal has 7,076 screens in 536 theatres in the U.S. which have been closed for the last six months or more due to COVID-19.  While some Regal Cinemas locations managed to reopen temporarily, they ultimate shut down again in October.

Cineworld also announced that it had reached a deal with Warner Bros. over theatrical window exclusivity for the studio's films from 2022. Under the multi-year, the studio's films will be shown only in Regal Cinemas in the U.S. during of their opening.

To ease patrons continued concerns regarding of COVID-19, Regal will implement CinemaSafe, a program promoting protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support a safe return to movie theaters.

Regal's listed safety measures include:

  • Wearing face masks, except when eating or drinking at your seat
  • Leaving empty seats between groups to allow for physical distancing.
  • Ability to purchase tickets in advance and concession items while in the theater on the Regal mobile app.
  • Limiting capacity in accordance with current health mandates.

See the opening weekend movie lineup here...

Regal Hamilton Commons, Mays Landing

Regal Cumberland Mall, Vineland

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