Effective on March 18, 2020 at 5 pm, it was requested “all public-facing businesses that encourage congregation and meeting in public places” should close due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Besides movie theaters, this list includes basically any venue that falls into the “entertainment” category; including concert venues, sporting event facilities, as well as nail and hair salons, gyms and exercise facilities.

Governor Beshear will allow businesses that provide food, retail, grocery, pharmacy, auto repair, banks, public transportation, and hotels to stay open. They are subject to limitations provided in prior orders and must follow CDC guidance.

AMC Theatres, with one location in Lexington on Mapleleaf Drive, released the statement, “In compliance with local, state, and federal COVID-19 directives, all AMCTheatres locations are now closed for at least 6-12 weeks.”

Regal Hamburg Pavilion announced “closure of all theatre locations starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a precaution amid the current circumstances. All theatres will remain closed until further notice.”

With no access to movie theaters for the time being, you’ll still have the opportunity to watch recent theater releases from home.

A recent announcement from Jeff Shell, CEO, NBCUniversal reported “Universal Pictures will make its movies available in the home on the same day as their global theatrical releases, as current circumstances have made it more challenging to view our films.”

On Friday, March 20, online stores including iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, and select cable systems will offer already released films for a 48-hour rental period in homes for $20.

The available films available are “The Hunt”, “The Invisible Man”, and “Emma.”

On April 10, “Trolls World Tour” comes to theaters, but will be simultaneously available for rental in homes for $20.


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