As the push to avoid gathering in large groups spreads across the country, movie theaters are feeling the heat. Some are limiting the number of tickets sold in order to allow movie-goers to sit farther apart. Others — like the Alamo Drafthouse chain — are shutting down entirely.
Alamo Drafthouse made the announcement Monday evening. In a posting to social media, the brand wrote: “We are deeply saddened to announce that all Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations are now closed until further notice.”
According to reports, one franchised location — the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester VA — was staying open. But the brand’s other two dozen locations around the US were closed.
Both AMC and Regal Cinemas have also closed their theaters nationwide due to the outbreak.