I'm trying figure out how remove a href link between div class on php script but tough is:

normal display:

<div class="showtimes"> <a href="#">10:00am</a> <span class="ghost">|</span> <a href="#>10:30am</a> <span class="ghost">|</span> <a href="#>11:00am</a> </div>

I need php script remove a href link change to like:

<?php

$page = preg_replace('/<div class\=[\"]showtimes[\"]\>(.*?)<\/div>/si','\\1',$page);

?>

<div class="showtimes"> 10:00am <span class="ghost">|</span> 10:30am <span class="ghost">|</span> 11:00am </div>


How I do remove a href link only in between div class?