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Marcus Theatres Limits Days of Operation, Closes 17 Locations Temporarily

Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2020 3:52 PM

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Marcus Theatres Corporation appears to be limiting the number of days per week that its theaters are open, following the news that the James Bond movie, No Time to Die, was being delayed from November until April 2021. All Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern locations no longer have showtimes for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, leaving their promotional $5 Tuesdays and the weekend days.

Like most theaters across the country, the company shuttered its locations in March 2020 in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Some locations (but not all) re-opened in September and started playing the smaller releases and previous titles.

Just before the James Bond news was released last week, the company temporarily closed seventeen locations that it had reopened, most likely as a result of the lack of any new blockbuster titles to show.

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The company is continuing to use its "Movie STAR" approach of health and safety measures:

S - Social distancing
T - Thorough cleaning
A - App and website ordering of tickets, food and concessions for no-to-low contact interactions
R - respecting each other by following these new protocols

The remaining theaters also continue to follow the voluntary CinemaSafe protocols, which ensure standards for safety and sanitation.

We attended a showing a few weeks ago at one of their locations and we appreciated everything the theater was doing to keep our visit safe and enjoyable. If you're concerned about going to a movie theater, do some research into what the theater is doing for health and safety and determine for yourself if you are comfortable attending a movie there. (To date, we are not aware of any COVID-19 cases being traced back to any movie theater in the world.)

While some notable movie releases are still on the calendar, including the animated movies Soul and The Croods: A New Age, losing No Time to Die was a significant sign that movie studios continue to be nervious about the prospects of movie theaters opening in sufficient numbers to release a big-budget movie. Here's to hoping that we don't lose our December releases as well!

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