Regal reopening its Augusta theater next month, and you can get a ticket by donating blood

FILE – This Aug. 21, 2020 photo shows a Regal Cinemas location in New York City.
FILE – This Aug. 21, 2020 photo shows a Regal Cinemas location in New York City.(Source: John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx via AP)
Published: Mar. 30, 2021 at 10:48 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Regal Cinemas confirms it’s reopening its Augusta location next month, and you may not even need to pay to get a ticket.

The theater at the Augusta Exchange will open on April 23.

The chain announced last week that scores of its locations are reopening after being shut down for more than a year due to the pandemic.

Regal says it will enforce safety precautions like mask-wearing and social distancing.

To coincide with the reopening, anyone who donates at Blood Give In on April 1 or at any Shepeard Community Blood Center on April 2 will receive one free Regal movie ticket.

Donors at the Blood Give In will receive several other treats, including a box lunch from Chick-fil-A, a box of Girl Scout cookies (while supplies last) and an opportunity to visit and have a free photo made with the Easter Bunny.

This drive will be held at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. April 1.

Additionally, anyone who donates at a Shepeard Center between April 5 and 11 can participate in the Easter “Egg-stravaganza.” Each donor can select an Easter egg, all of which contain prizes, but six eggs will contain Visa gift cards.

Donors must be in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old (or 16 with written parental consent) to donate. Be sure to bring a photo ID or Shepeard donor card with you when you come to donate. Shepeard is currently following the CDC’s guidelines on social distancing and masks are required to ensure a safe experience for donors and staff.

For more information or for an appointment, call 706-737-4551 or visit

The blood center, like many others across the country, is coping with a shortage because the COVID-19 pandemic has led to fewer of the blood drives that keep supplies flowing.

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