Published On: Wed, Mar 18th, 2020

Cinemark Theatre’s in Florida to Close as a Response to the Recent Quarantine

South Florida towns are feeling more and more empty as the recent quarantine becomes more strictly enforced.

As a request of Governor DeSantis to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many local businesses will be closing.

On Tuesday, DeSantis announced the order to shutdown local bars and clubs for the next 30 days to limit the number of individuals out and about.

Restaurants have also been asked to limit dine-in services and primarily implement take-out or delivery.

Cinemark movie theatre’s has also announced they will be closing their theatre’s in Boca, Boynton, and Davie starting Wednesday, March 18.

According to a message put out by Cinemark on their website they will be closed until they believe it is safe to once again welcome moviegoers.

As a result, Movie Rewards membership points will be extended to June 30, 2020. Cinemark will also be pausing all Movie Club memberships to ensure no one is billed in this time of quarantine.

All movie tickets purchased in advanced will be refunded within the next five to seven business days.

Cinemark also, “understands the profound impact the closure of theatre’s have on the employees” but they did not make this decision lightly and hope it protects the overall well-being of their employees.

Cinemark CEO believes the company is strong and resilient and will overall survive this crisis.

Update:

The restaurant located upstairs from the Cinemark in the Boca Raton location on Glades road, recently updated their employees.

General Restaurant Manager, Kristina Zoradi, of the Boca Raton Cinemark location sent out an email to all employees with information on compensation.

Zoradi states, “All team members are being paid their schedule for 3/18 and 3/19, anyone willing to come in to help clean and organize stock would be appreciated…for the week of 3/20, all team members will be paid an average of the last four weeks worked, at minimum wage.”

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- I am currently a Senior at Florida Atlantic University studying Communications. I am a Content Writer for the Boca Tribune with a recent emphasis on PR and Marketing. I love to write and share my opinion with others.

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