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Marcus Theatres Closes All Locations Amid Virus Concerns - Starting March 17, 2020 at 8:30pm

Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 2:23 PM


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As a result of concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Marcus Theatres has announced that it will be closing all locations, effective March 17, 2020. The last showtime today will be at 8:30pm.

“At Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern, the safety and well-being of guests and associates remains our top priority,” said Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres. “We’ve had many precautions in place that were guided by best practices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local authorities. Now the guidance is clear that temporarily closing is the right thing to do. It’s important that we help our nation’s preventive efforts with this outbreak for the benefit of our guests, associates and the communities in which we do business.”

Marcus Theatres operates movie theaters under the Marcus and Movie Tavern brands in seventeen states.

The full text of the press release appears below:

Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is temporarily closing its theatres starting today with the last showtime at 8:30 p.m. This decision is in alignment with the latest direction from the preeminent national health care experts who urged Americans to avoid crowds due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“This year our company celebrates its 85th anniversary in the movie theatre business”

“At Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern, the safety and well-being of guests and associates remains our top priority,” said Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres. “We’ve had many precautions in place that were guided by best practices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local authorities. Now the guidance is clear that temporarily closing is the right thing to do. It’s important that we help our nation’s preventive efforts with this outbreak for the benefit of our guests, associates and the communities in which we do business.”

During this temporary closure, the company will not expire points and rewards earned through its Magical Movie Rewards (MMR) loyalty program. Upon reopening theatres, MMR members will pick up right where they left off. In addition, compensation and benefits support will be provided to many of its 6,500 associates.

“This year our company celebrates its 85th anniversary in the movie theatre business,” added Rodriguez. “When the timing is right, we look forward to welcoming back our guests to enjoy the social experience of moviegoing together – the way movies are meant to be seen.”

For more updates, check the Marcus Theatres app or website at www.marcustheatres.com.

About Marcus Theatres

Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 1,110 screens at 91 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlex® brands. For more information, please visit www.MarcusTheatres.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@Marcus_Theatres).

Many theaters are restricting seating, performing extra cleaning, and taking other precautions in order to keep moviegoers safe, including closing down temporarily. The situation is very fluid, and changes and updates continue to happen in real time. (For more on this, please see Curious How Theaters are Handling Coronavirus Concerns?)

You can find what movie theaters are still open and playing movies by going to the Movies section and finding the movie you are interested in. However, since theaters are moving at a rapid pace, please confirm that the theater you want to attend is expecting to be open for the show in question by visiting their official web sites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds for official notifications.

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Theaters Affected

Arkansas

Colorado

Georgia

Iowa

Illinois

Kentucky

Louisiana

Minnesota

Missouri

North Dakota

Nebraska

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Texas

Virginia

Wisconsin



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