Started by wilberfan, August 08, 2019, 02:25:03 PM
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QuoteFollowing the delay of more Hollywood tentpoles — including James Bond film No Time to Die — mega-movie theater chain Cineworld is planning to keep all of its locations in the U.K. and the U.S. closed for the time being, The Sunday Times reported on Saturday.The British-based company is the largest circuit in the U.K with more than 120 sites, and the second-largest in North America, where it operates roughly 540 locations under the Regal Cinemas banner. A substantial number of these theaters hadn't yet reopened after forced to go dark because of the coronavirus pandemic.Across Hollywood, the surprise Saturday-night headline prompted immediate concern that AMC Theatres and Cinemark Theates could soon follow suit. The movie business had hoped the box office could recover in earnest this fall, but such isn't the case in many major markets.