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New movies & a new look | Regal Cinemas reopens select theaters in East TN

The Regal Cinemas Pinnacle on Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek and the Regal Riviera on South Gay Street reopen Friday.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Moviegoers will be able to return to select theaters Friday, Aug. 21, to see a variety of new, classic and throwback films. 

The Regal Cinemas Pinnacle on Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek and the Regal Riviera on South Gay Street are now open.

Tickets are $5 per adult at the theaters for select movies. 

Some of its newest additions include Tulsa, Unhinged and Words on Bathroom Walls, and some throwbacks showing include Black Panther, Star Wars and Jaws. 

For the full schedule and list of movies showing, click here

Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Theater's lobby in Turkey Creek got a renovation while the theater was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials said they made upgrades to keep employees and customers safe, including new plexiglass at the concession stand. 

Officials also said they will only sell tickets for around 30 percent of available seats and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Additionally, the register at every other concession stand will be closed and guests must wear masks at all times when in theaters. Masks can be removed when eating or drinking in the theater.

Regal Cinemas said employees will undergo daily health screenings and temperature checks. 

"We've taken all the CDC guidelines and we've worked with doctors to try to provide a safe place for everybody," Matt Eyre said, the theater's COO. "We have these machines called foggers where we can clean every seat between the shows. Every seat will be completely disinfected between the shows."

Officials also said they closed condiment stands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.