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In response to an avalanche of postponed major films, Cineworld Group, parent company of Regal Cinemas, announced it will suspend operations at all U.S. locations after having reopened in August. This decision will close four Austin locations.


Suspending theater operations will close over 500 U.S. locations and 128 U.K. locations, including four Austin locations: Regal Westgate, Regal Arbor at Great Hills, Regal Metropolitan and Regal at Gateway Shopping Centers.


The decision came after MGM Studios announced Friday that it would postpone the new James Bond film, "No Time to Die," for the second time. The film was originally scheduled to debut last April and has been postponed from this November to April 2021.

Regal theaters were counting on new releases to stimulate ticket sales and make up for losses sustained due to COVID-19. In the first half of 2020, Cineworld, the second largest global movie theater operator, has reported a loss of $1.6 billion.

"No Time to Die" is not the only movie to delay its release—"Wonder Woman 1984" delayed release from October to Christmas day in the wake of theaters being slow to reopen. Other movies, like the live-action remake of "Mulan," were originally scheduled for release in theaters but opted instead for a release on Disney+ for a $30 premium.

The company said that they are unsure of when they will reopen.


More on theaters:

Alamo Drafthouse to reopen Austin theaters after five-month closure

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway