Regal to close 39 theaters across the U.S.

Your favorite movie theater could be shutting down...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Your favorite movie theater could be shutting down…

Regal Cinemas, the second-largest U.S. theater chain behind AMC has announced its closing 39 theaters nation-wide.

Its parent company, Cineworld, filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy four months ago.

Regal shuttered 12 other cinemas last year. Cineworld said in a filing this week closing the additional theaters will save the company $22 million a year.

The filing says the closures will begin February 15.

Around 500 Regal Cinemas will remain open, including locations here at home.

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