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AMC, Regal, & Cinemark Movie Theaters Have Updated Their Masks Policies

AMC, Regal, & Cinemark Movie Theaters Have Updated Their Masks Policies

The three big movie chains in the United States have updated their policies on masks.

AMC, Regal, and Cinemark have announced that they will be following CDC guidelines and will make mask-wearing optional for fully vaccinated audience members. State and local guidelines vary around the country, so some locations might still require masks right now.

Click inside to read statements from the companies…

Audience members who are not vaccinated yet will be allowed to remove their masks only while they are eating and drinking. Employees at all locations will still be required to wear masks.

Movie theaters are not yet back to normal as there still will be social distancing and reduced capacity, as well as other safety measures like enhanced cleaning and sanitization.

AMC said in a statement, “Consistent with the latest CDC guidance and following consultation with public health experts, AMC Theatres guests who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear face coverings at AMC locations, unless it is mandated by state or local ordinances. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are asked to continue wearing masks. All other aspects of the AMC Safe & Clean policies and procedures, including seat blocking, remain in place at this time.”

Regal’s website says “vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks or socially distance, the movie theatre industry will continue to meet or exceed state and local public health guidelines… Masks will not be required unless mandated by state and local guidelines. Where masks are mandated, they can be removed only while eating and drinking while seated in an auditorium. Employees monitor auditoriums throughout each performance as a standard practice.”

Cinemark’s website says “face masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests [except where required by local mandates]. Masks are strongly encouraged for all other guests, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Masks may be removed when eating and drinking inside the auditorium.”

The summer movie season just kicked off with the release of A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella.

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