×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Hurricane Michael Forces Movie Theater Closures in Florida, Georgia

Major movie theater chains, including AMC Cinemas and Regal Cinemas, have closed multiplexes in the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia due to Hurricane Michael battering the states, leaving thousands without power.

Hurricane Michael, the third-most-powerful storm to ever hit the U.S. mainland, made landfall early Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane near Mexico Beach in Florida. The storm created massive waves and widespread damage in Panama City along the Gulf of Mexico coastline.

By mid-afternoon, the storm had been downgraded to Category 3 as it moved into southern Georgia with sustained winds of 125 mph. It was moving north-northeast at 16 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported.

AMC’s website for multiplexes in Panama City, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla.; and Columbus, Ga., said, “We apologize for the inconvenience, but this theater is temporarily closed due to Hurricane Michael. We hope to reopen again soon, so please check back.”

An AMC spokesman at least 20 AMC multiplexes in Florida and Georgia were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and that several could remain shuttered on Thursday. Regal’s cineplexes in Panama City and Tallahassee were also closed Wednesday.

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore, said, “As with any major storm event, the safety of patrons is of the utmost concern and with travel and access restricted, movie theaters in the area will certainly be affected in the near term as they deal with Hurricane Michael.”

More Film

  • Chris Pratt Tom Holland Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer to Voice Pixar's 'Onward'

    Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer are leading the voice cast for “Onward,” Pixar’s next original movie. Pixar had previously referred to the film as an untitled suburban fantasy. Dan Scanlon, who helmed 2013’s “Monsters University” for Pixar, is directing “Onward.” He’s re-teamed with producer Kori Rae, who also produced “Monsters University.” [...]

  • Steve Carell Welcome to Marwen

    Steve Carell on New Film 'Welcome to Marwen' and Reprising His 'Anchorman' Character

    In 2000, Mark Hogancamp was nearly beaten to death by five men outside of a bar. Left with brain damage and little money to afford therapy, Hogancamp began creating miniature doll versions of himself, his friends, and his attackers as a way to cope. This true story inspired the 2010 documentary “Marwencol” and the upcoming [...]

  • Maniac

    Emma Stone, Darren Criss and More React to SAG Award Nominations

    The nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were revealed on Wednesday morning, and “A Star Is Born” commanded the list with four noms alongside TV series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark.” The awards recognize acting and ensemble performances across television and film, and this year, plenty of performers will be competing [...]

  • Sterling K Brown The Fence

    Sterling K. Brown to Star in Fox Searchlight's 'The Fence' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Following his SAG nomination for actor in a drama series, Sterling K. Brown is in negotiations to star in Fox Searchlight’s biopic “The Fence,” sources tell Variety. Peter Nicks is on board to direct. George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, who originally brought the book to HBO before it landed at Searchlight, teamed up to adapt [...]

  • Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..L to R:

    Ryan Coogler on How 'Black Panther' Broke Barriers Below-the-Line, Too

    With more than $1.3 billion at the global box office, “Black Panther” was one of the year’s biggest hits. Though some people expected just another superhero film, the project turned out to be much deeper and more complex than that. Many called it a social turning point because it was the first blockbuster with a [...]

  • Biggest Box Office Hits of 2018

    The Biggest Box Office Hits and Flops of 2018

    It was the revival nobody saw coming. After a dismal 2017, in which the North American box office tumbled to a three-year low, moviegoing rebounded in a big way. And it wasn’t just superhero tentpoles and animated adventures raking in the green. With all due respect to “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” [...]

  • If Beale Street Could Talk Sharp

    Golden Globes: Amy Adams, Regina King Lead List of Crossover Nominees

    In the age of peak TV, actors, writers, directors and producers, and subsequently their managers and agents, are open for business in any medium, and that new attitude shows in awards nominations, especially when it comes to the Golden Globe acting fields. Amy Adams and Regina King scored nominations in both film and TV categories [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content