AMC, Cinemark, and Regal Are Changing Their Mask Guidelines

Three of the top movie theater chains in the US have lifted mask requirements for moviegoers who are fully vaccinated.

AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, and Regal Cinemas all are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"With rapid improvements in COVID-19 case rates, increasingly widespread vaccinations, and recent CDC guidance that 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," Regal wrote on its website.

The chains did not say if they plan to ask for proof of vaccination, but that unvaccinated customers will be asked to continue wearing masks and that the mask policy will be enforced if there is a state or local mandate in place.

"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," Regal explained.

The theaters continue to operate at reduced capacity to ensure social distancing between guests.

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