Cineworld Confirms “Temporary Suspension” Of Theatres In U.S. & UK From Thursday

Cineworld has confirmed that it is closing 536 Regal theatres in the U.S. and 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse theatres in the UK from Thursday as coronavirus continues to ravage the exhibition market.

In a market update on Monday, Cineworld Group said 45,000 employees will be affected by the closure, which it said follows the reluctance on the part of the studios to “release their pipeline of new films.”

Major releases including James Bond’s No Time To Die have been delayed more than once, while other features have moved online, such as Disney’s Mulan and Tom Hanks’ Greyhound.

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