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California will fully reopen its economy on June 15 if COVID-19 hospitalizations are low and stable, and vaccine supplies are plentiful enough for everyone over the age of 16 who wants to be inoculated, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday.

The move to end pandemic restrictions in the most populous U.S. state comes as California continues to ramp up its vaccination efforts, with about 360,000 doses administered per day and 7.5 million people fully vaccinated.

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As lockdown restrictions ease across the US, Regal Cinemas, the nation’s second largest theater chain, will reopen following a six-month pandemic-related shutdown.

On Tuesday, Regal’s parent company, Cineworld Group plc (OTC US: CNWGY), said about 500 locations will open April 2, with the release of Godzilla vs. Kong. More theaters across the country will welcome back guests for the April 16 release of Mortal Kombat.

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AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE: AMC), the world’s largest movie theater chain, announced it will open 98% of its US locations starting Friday and 99% of its theaters by March 26, a promising sign after the company was almost forced to declare bankruptcy earlier this year.

The chain’s announcement on Thursday comes almost a year after many of its theaters were shut due to rising coronavirus cases.

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After closing its California theme parks for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is gearing up to welcome back visitors next month.

The company announced Wednesday that Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will reopen to the public on April 30, with limited capacity.