All Violet Crown Cinema locations, including Violet Crown Charlottesville, are closing, effective immediately.

A release from the company Tuesday stated that the theater is complying with CDC recommendations to refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more people.

Full refunds will be given for tickets purchased in advance. People who purchased such tickets in person may email the cinema for help at

A staff member said discussions were ongoing about whether and how to pay staff members during the closure.

All Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations, including Charlottesville’s, have closed until further notice, according to the cinema’s website. All tickets will be refunded; moviegoers can go online to to request refunds.

Many other local entertainment venues are closing, canceling or postponing events in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. For most up-to-date information, check with a specific venue before going out.

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