Coronavirus Comeback

5 San Antonio theaters set to reopen as major movie chain resumes service

5 San Antonio theaters to reopen as major movie chain resumes service

Regal Cinema marquee movie theater
Regal Cinemas closed in October. Regal/Facebook

After a lengthy hiatus triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the Regal movie theater chain is reopening its U.S. locations in April and May, including several in San Antonio.

A limited number of Regal theaters reopened April 2, with most locations getting back to business in the following weeks.

According to the Regal website, the following theaters will reopen in San Antonio May 7:

  • Regal Huebner Oaks & RPX
  • Regal Live Oak & RPX
  • Regal Northwoods
  • Regal Alamo Quarry
  • Regal Cielo Vista & RPX

Regal Fiesta on Vance Jackson Road has closed permanently and the company makes no note of reopening that location.

In October, Regal closed its nearly 540 U.S. theaters in response to the pandemic, including its locations in San Antonio.

“We have long awaited this moment when we can welcome audiences back to our Regal theaters and restore our essential role within the communities we serve,” Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Regal parent company Cineworld Group, said in a March 23 release. “With the health and safety of our customers, staff, and communities as our top priority, we continue to take all the necessary precautions and abide by our CinemaSafe guidelines to confidently provide a safe and comfortable experience.”

The temporary shutdowns in the U.S. affected about 40,000 Regal employees. It is the country’s second largest chain of movie theaters, behind AMC.

Regal operates 27 theaters in Texas. Theaters in the Austin, Houston, and Dallas-Fort Worth areas also have scheduled reopening dates.

Reopening in Austin

  • Regal Gateway and IMAX, reopening May 7
  • Regal Arbor @ Great Hills, reopening May 14
  • Regal Westgate, reopening May 21
  • Regal Metropolitan, reopening May 21

Reopening in Houston

  • Regal Edwards Greenway Grand Palace ScreenX & RPX,  reopened April 2
  • Regal Edwards Houston Marq*E ScreenX, 4DX, IMAX & RPX, reopened April 2
  • Regal Lone Star IMAX & RPX, in Tomball, reopening April 23
  • Regal Grand Parkway & RPX, in Richmond, reopening May 7
  • Regal West Oaks Mall & RPX,  reopening May 14

Reopening in Dallas-Fort Worth May 21

  • Regal Galaxy Theatre & ScreenX, in Dallas 
  • Regal Fossil Creek, in Fort Worth

To view the chain's COVID-19 safety protocols, visit the website.