Movie Theaters Closing Before Hurricane Florence Hits; How Near-Category 5 Storm Will Impact Weekend Box Office

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Deadline—EXCLUSIVE: As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the south-eastern and mid-Atlantic states with 1 million people facing evacuation, movie theater chains are already closing shop with AMC, Regal and others scheduled to shutter 50-60 locations over the next couple of days depending on the intensity of the storm. Florence is currently a category 4 and could approach category 5 by tomorrow. She’s expected to reach the Carolina landfall by early Friday morning, with 60 mph…

Hurricane Florence nears Category 5, nears Southeast coast. The southern East Coast of the United States is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence as the storm -- already packing winds of up to 140 mph -- neared Category 5 strength Tuesday. More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders in coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, where Florence could begin delivering tropical storm force winds late Wednesday. One year after major storms ravaged the Gulf Coast and Puerto Rico, officials warned those in Florence's...