COVID-19 concerns shut down Malco Razorback once again

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The Malco Razorback Cinema Grill and IMAX has once again temporarily closed its doors, according to the Memphis-based theater chain’s website.

“In the interest of the safety of our guests and employees, as well as in alignment with guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, Malco Theaters is doing our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus,” said a statement published on the website.

After shutting down because of the virus March 21, the Malco Razorback and the Malco Towne Cinema in Rogers re-opened June 25 in anticipation of studios beginning to release new product once again.

However, with infection rates going up and studios pushing release dates for new films later in the summer and into the fall, the theater chain closed the Malco Towne once again on July 3 and reduced the Malco Razorback to operating Friday through Sunday.

The closure announcement on the Malco website did not say when the Malco Razorback, Towne or Pinnacle theaters will re-open. The AMC Fiesta Square 12 has been closed since March 21, and no firm date has been released on when it will reopen.

The 112 Drive Inn remains open and will play a double feature of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Twister” Friday through Sunday, with the first film starting at 8:45 p.m. each evening.