The curtain will come down permanently at two Northern New England movie theaters as the parent company of Regal Cinema closes 40 theaters nationwide as part of a bankruptcy plan.

Cineworld, which was hard hit when theaters in the United States and around the world were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, will save $22 million by rejecting the leases of the locations it is closing, according to bankruptcy documents obtained by Variety. The company will stop paying the rent on the locations February 15.

The Regal Cinema Concord 10 next to Steeplegate Mall and the Regal Brunswick 10 are both on Cinemark's list to close. The Regal Fenway in Boston near Fenway Park will also shut down.

The closures will leave Regal with one theater in Maine in Augusta, and two in New Hampshire in Newington and Hooksett.

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