By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Theater chain WyoMovies has shut down all of its locations across the state, effective immediately, according to a post on its website.
Meanwhile, Regal and AMC, which both operate movie theaters in Wyoming, also announced the closures of their theaters.
WyoMovies, in a statement on its website, said its more than 60 screens in Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie, Green River and Rock Springs would go dark until further notice.
“This is an unprecedented time for all of us,” the statement read. “As many of you know, our theaters have long been open every day of the year. We look forward to opening our doors and lighting up our screens for you again very soon.”
Anyone who has purchased advance tickets through the WyoMovies website will be contacted to receive refunds. Those who purchased tickets through Atom Tickets must approach that company to obtain refunds.
The theater’s Studio Rewards won’t expire during the closure.
The theater will reschedule screenings of “Jump Shot,” a documentary about University of Wyoming basketball star Kenny Sailors. The film was executive produced by basketball player Steph Curry and was originally scheduled to be screened in April.
AMC, which runs the AMC Classic Frontier 9 theater in Cheyenne’s Frontier Mall, said all of its theaters — including those in Fort Collins, Colorado — would close “in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines.”
Theaters in Colorado, along with bars and other places where people congregate, have been ordered closed for 30 days by the state.
No such order has been issued in Wyoming.
Regal, which runs the Regal Fox Theater in Laramie, also closed its theaters across the country “as a precaution amid the current circumstances.”