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Date: 19-Oct-2020
New York State Issues Cinema Safety Guidelines Ahead Of Friday’s Movie Theater Reopenings
source: Deadline

New York state on Monday published its reopening guidelines for movie theaters, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo has allowed to open (except in New York City and a handful of counties) on Friday for the first time since March. The guidelines don’t hold many surprises …

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Date: 19-Oct-2020
‘Tenet’ Spurs Private Watch Party Business Boom For Cinemark Theatres
source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Chaotic times call for creative measures, and in the midst of a box office that’s been greatly impacted by the pandemic, not to mention the lack of major studio tentpoles, exhibition is thinking outside of the box to restore moviegoer confidence an…

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Date: 19-Oct-2020
AMC To Reopen More Cinema Theaters In The United States - Reuters
source: Reuters

AMC Entertainment Holdings, the largest U.S. theater chain, said on Monday it expects to reopen about a dozen locations in New York state starting Oct. 23 and plans to have more than 530 theaters open in the country by the end of the month.

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Date: 18-Oct-2020
New York Cinema Owners “Ecstatic” At State Reopening, Scramble To Staff Up, Hope Manhattan Follows Fast
source: Deadline

Exhibitors in New York State are speed dialing former staffers and bookers after a surprise weekend announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that long-shuttered cinemas can reopen Friday under guidelines expected early this week. Joseph Masher, president of NATO New…

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Date: 18-Oct-2020
How Is French Cinema Coping With Covid?
source: Artsjournal.com

Director François Ozon: “I believe in cinemas. If you look at French attendance figures, they’re 50% down from last year but that’s because there are no American films – whereas French films are maybe only 20% down. There’s a lot going on in French cinema at …

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Date: 18-Oct-2020
Liam Neeson Thriller 'Honest Thief' Leads Cratering U.S. Box Office
source: Reuters

Liam Neeson's thriller "Honest Thief" limped to first place at the domestic box office, debuting at $3.7 million. Those ticket sales, among the lowest ever to land at No. 1, came in slightly ahead of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and Robert De Niro's family com…

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Date: 18-Oct-2020
Is AMC Entertainment A Buy?
source: Motley Fool

The troubled movie theater operator is dancing along the rim of bankruptcy.

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Date: 18-Oct-2020
Second Covid Wave Will Boost All Streamers But Netflix May Yet Reign Supreme
source: The Guardian

Despite competition from rivals, many think the service will report healthy rates of new subscribers this weekWhen Netflix reports its latest quarterly results this week, all eyes will be on whether the great coronavirus streaming boom has come to an end.The …

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Date: 17-Oct-2020
Inside The Sad, Rapid Collapse Of The UK’s Cinema Industry
source: Wired.co.uk

Delays have forced big cinema chains to cut their opening hours or shut down entirely. When new films do finally come out, will there be anywhere left to show them?

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Date: 16-Oct-2020
Major Hollywood Studios Won’t Be Buying Out Movie Theaters Any Time Soon
source: /FILM

Can movie theaters survive the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic? With the fall/winter movie season effectively out for the count after major studios pushed back their big releases to 2021 and state governments keeping major markets like Los Angeles and New Yo…

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Date: 16-Oct-2020
AMC Renting Out Theaters For $99 Amid Pandemic Recovery Plans - Fox Business
source: Fox Business

AMC Theatres are making a last ditch effort to recover by the end of the year.

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Date: 16-Oct-2020
Warner Bros. & Universal Bosses Deny Interest In Buying Movie Theaters But Say They’re “Rooting For Them”
source: Theplaylist.net

The question that seems to be on most film fans’ minds and definitely the minds of major Hollywood studios is simple, yet difficult to answer—when will movie theaters be back to normal? Namely, when will we see weekend after weekend dominated by new films at …

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Date: 16-Oct-2020
Princess Theatre For Lease: COVID-19 Closes Doors On Edmonton's Oldest Cinema
source: Yahoo Entertainment

The future of one of Edmonton's oldest cinemas is uncertain as the Princess Theatre announced on Wednesday it's temporarily closing its doors. The Princess Theatre, which originally opened on Whyte Avenue in 1915, is up for lease as the COVID-19 pandemic take…

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Date: 15-Oct-2020
Is This The End Of Cinema? The Knock-on Effects Of Coronavirus Could Spell Creative Catastrophe For The Industry
source: Independent

We all knew that the situation for the film industry was dire, but it’s still staggering to see the impact of the postponement of ‘No Time to Die’, writes Micha Frazer-Carroll

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Date: 15-Oct-2020
Bollywood Stays Away As Indian Cinemas Reopen After Eight Months - Reuters India
source: Reuters

Movie theatres in some parts of India will open for the first time in eight months on Thursday, but with no major Bollywood releases likely any time soon, beleaguered cinema owners worry if audiences will be lured back to the big screen.

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Date: 14-Oct-2020
Global Cinema Chains Beg NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Open Theaters: “We Understand It’s Difficult” – Press Secretary
source: Deadline

As the exhibition industry teeters, global cinema owners beseeched New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to reopen theaters in areas of the state with low infection rates. The response was not promising. The executive committee of the Global Cinema Federation — led …

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Date: 14-Oct-2020
Goa Cinema Halls To Not Reopen Until New Films Release
source: The Indian Express

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters on Tuesday that theatres would be re-opened in Goa from October 15, while casinos will remain shut till further orders.

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Date: 14-Oct-2020
AMC May Need To Raise Additional Capital Through Equity: CEO
source: Reuters

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc may need to raise additional capital as an option, either entirely or mostly through equity, the CEO of the cinema operator, Adam Aron, told Reuters late on Tuesday.

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Date: 14-Oct-2020
AMC, America’s Largest Cinema Chain, Faces Extinction
source: Forbes

Do I think the studios are happy to see the movie exhibitors go out of business? Undeniably, long term, it all works in the studios favor.

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Date: 13-Oct-2020
Analysis: Fewer Movies In Theaters? Big Media Turns Focus To Streaming Video - Reuters
source: Reuters

Walt Disney Co's revamp of its media and entertainment businesses represents Hollywood's latest move to prioritize streaming media, raising questions about how much big media companies will continue to support movie theaters.

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Date: 13-Oct-2020
AMC Says Its Cash Might Run Out By The End Of The Year
source: Gizmodo.com

Theater chain AMC might be totally broke by the end of 2020 and require “additional sources of liquidity or increases in attendance levels” to survive, the company disclosed in financial filings on Tuesday.Read more...

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Date: 13-Oct-2020
Slovakia To Re-Close Cinemas As Europe Grapples With COVID Escalation
source: Deadline

Alongside Czech Republic and parts of Romania, Slovakia is now among the latest Central European countries to order the re-shuttering of its cinemas amid an escalation of COVID-19 cases, Deadline has confirmed. Movie theaters in Slovakia will close from this …

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Date: 13-Oct-2020
Secret Cinema’s $1.3M UK Government Grant Provokes Backlash
source: Deadline

UK event cinema organization Secret Cinema has received criticism after it was revealed that the company has received a £977,000 ($1.3M) grant from the UK government as part of its Culture Recovery Fund. The fund, administered by Arts Council England, was cre…

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Date: 13-Oct-2020
As Cinemas Struggle Worldwide, Japan’s Movie King Toho Nears New High
source: The Japan Times

The firm, which owns theaters and also produces movies, has seen its stock recover 45% from its March low.

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Date: 13-Oct-2020
Walt Disney Co. Reshuffles Media And Entertainment Industries To Focus On Streaming, Direct-to-consumer Offerings
source: Yahoo Entertainment

The Walt Disney Co. has announced a reorganization of its media and entertainment business to focus on direct-to-consumer content, especially streaming.

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
Atom & Independent Cinema Alliance (ICA) Partner On Contactless Ticketing
source: Deadline

Digital movie ticketing platform Atom Tickets and the Independent Cinema Alliance (ICA) have teamed to offer contactless, digital ticketing to moviegoers. ICA reps more than 175 companies and 3,000 screens. The first group of theatres to sign on and activate …

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
Analyst Predicts More Movie Misery Until 2022 As Theater Chains Reduce Operations, Warn Bankruptcy Risk
source: Forbes

A "barren' Q4 release slate led a B. Riley analyst to predict 2020 box office will drop 80 percent, and will be off 20 percent in 2021 too. Meanwhile, the UK's Vue chain will close some theaters midweek, and B&B Theatres is warning of bankruptcy risk if it do…

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
Disney's Decision To Debut Pixar's 'Soul' On Disney Plus At No Extra Cost Shows How It's Changing Strategies After Its 'Mulan' Experiment
source: Business Insider

Summary List Placement Another major movie was taken off of the theatrical release calendar as theater chains like Regal and Cineworld shut down again in the US and UK last week. On Thursday, Disney announced that its upcoming Pixar movie, "Soul," would deb…

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
US Box Office May Plunge Over 80% This Year As Covid-19 Forces Hollywood To Push Back Blockbuster Releases
source: RT

The uncertainty triggered by the coronavirus crisis that has led to delays of big-budget films offers grim prospects for the US box office, an analyst from research company MoffettNathanson believes. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
Czech Film Industry Braces Itself As Cinemas Are Shutdown For Two Weeks
source: Variety

As the Czech Republic claims Europe’s fastest-growing infection rate, with more than 8,000 new daily COVID-19 cases, a two-week shutdown of cinemas is stressing a sector that had been recovering amid easing restrictions. A recent shakeup of the Czech Health M…

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
Euro Cinemas Rep Calls Out Disney For ‘Soul’ Switch To Streaming; Says Theater Operators Are “Shocked & Dismayed”
source: Deadline

Disney last week moved Pixar’s Soul off of its domestic November 20 date and onto Disney+, where it will now be released December 25 in the U.S. and other global markets where the streaming service is available. Similar to its move with Mulan, the decision ha…

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
Vue Cinemas To Close 21 Venues Across The UK For Three Days A Week
source: Independent

List of venues facing reduced opening schedules includes five London sites

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
Cinema Industry Facing “Substantial Restructuring” As Shifting Release Dates, Windows Dominate Covid-19 Recovery
source: Box Office Pro

It has been a brutal six weeks for theatrical exhibition since the release of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. The cinema sector had pinned their hopes for a recovery on the theatrical roll-out of the Warner Bros. tentpole, the first major film to receive a global wide-release since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite positive results overseas, Tenet failed to re-energize the moviegoing public in the United States––instead leading to additional release delays in its wake.

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Date: 12-Oct-2020
Weekend Box Office: Tenet Drops From First Place In Seventh Week
source: GameSpot

Tenet's run at the top of the US box office, where it has sat for six weeks almost unopposed, has ended. The film to finally topple Christopher Nolan's palindromic action spectacle is War with Grandpa, which earned $3.6 million in the US during its opening we…

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Date: 11-Oct-2020
Cineworld’s Mooky Greidinger Urges UK Prime Minister: “Save Cinemas To Avert Job Losses And A Cultural Blackout… Now Is No Time To Die”; Proposes Three-Point Support Plan
source: Deadline

With Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas temporarily closed in the UK from this past Friday, Cineworld Group CEO Mooky Greidinger has written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking the government to reinstate the furlough program that benefited employees un…

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Date: 11-Oct-2020
Is Major Cineplex Group A Good Stock To Buy?
source: Yahoo Entertainment

Major Cineplex Group PCL (OTC:MCGRF) is a leading cinema operator in Thailand with 815 screens in Thailand and neighboring countries. It has a considerable contribution to the growth of Thai box office. The company has a strong growth and upside potential, ac…

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Date: 11-Oct-2020
Quarter Of Vue Cinemas Will Shut Three Days A Week To Slash Costs After Covid Delays
source: Daily Mail

From next week the cinema chain will reduce its opening hours to four days a week at 21 of its 87 UK sites, keeping them shut on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Date: 11-Oct-2020
The New York Film Festival Makes Its French Exit With A Labored Comedy And More Steve McQueen
source: The A.V. Club

Movies come from all over the globe to play the New York Film Festival every year. 2020’s mostly virtual edition, which ends tonight, may have severely cut down on the number of actual people heading to the Big Apple for the fest, but it did nothing to stem t…

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Date: 10-Oct-2020
Crisis At The Box Office: Australian Cinemas Teeter On Covid Cliffhanger
source: Theguardian.com

While Australia has been spared the wholesale closure of multiplexes, the viability of movie theatres will depend on how long blockbuster releases continue to be delayed Months after the initial Covid-19 restrictions closed all cinemas, Australian moviegoers …

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Date: 10-Oct-2020
Patty Jenkins Is Right: Nothing Can Replace The Joy Of Watching A Film On The Big Screen | Rebecca Nicholson
source: Theguardian.com

The Wonder Woman director warned that the pleasure of cinema-going could be lost forever thanks to Covid-19There is a certain advert on television at the moment, maybe more than one, for a make of mobile phone or a service provider, which promises a free musi…

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Date: 09-Oct-2020
London Film Festival Offers Beacon Of Hope To COVID-hit Industry
source: Reuters

The pizzazz of the red carpet will be lacking and fewer films will be on offer at this year's London Film Festival, but fans can still enjoy a broad programme, either on the big screen while socially distanced or streamed into their own homes.

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Date: 09-Oct-2020
Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Will Land On Disney+ Christmas Day, No $30 Fee Required
source: The Next Web

Pixar’s newest animated film, Soul, will be the third movie to premiere on Disney+, following Artemis Fowl and Mulan. It’s set to land on December 25, but unlike Mulan, Disney won’t be charging you a $30 fee so you can watch it from the comfort of your own c…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Cineworld’s Last Night Before Closures Welcomes Film Fans, Doubtful Of Returning Anytime Soon
source: Variety

As moviegoers hurried into the Cineworld Leicester Square cinema in London on Thursday evening, eager to catch final screenings before what could be a six-month closure, some staff couldn’t believe the beeline of customers before them. “I wasn’t expecting all…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
UK Independent Cinemas Boom As Multiplexes Close Doors
source: Theguardian.com - film

Smaller venues are picking up audiences while commercial blockbusters struggleMultiplexes may be closing their doors or reducing their hours but it is not all doom and gloom in the wonderful world of cinema. Box offices at many independent cinemas are reporti…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
'We've Literally Been Killed By James Bond': Cineworld's Final Day Of Screenings
source: Theguardian.com - business

The posters for No Time To Die are still up as cinema-goers say goodbye to their local picture houses“Escape to other worlds,” the Cineworld website urges its customers, and even after the announcement that the chain was closing 127 sites across the UK, the c…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Independent U.K. Distributors Gear For Future As Cineworld Closure Wipes A Third Off U.K., Ireland Box Office
source: Variety

When all 1,180 screens across Cineworld and Picturehouse’s cinemas in the U.K. and Ireland shutter from Friday, they will wipe out a third of potential box office revenue for distributors. On top of Odeon’s plans for weekend-only operations in a quarter of it…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
AMC To Open More Cinema Theaters In The United States
source: Reuters

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc , the largest theater chain in the United States, said on Thursday it expects to open more locations in Washington state and have more than 520 theaters open in the country by mid-October.

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Ava DuVernay Explains How Streaming Services Democratized Film
source: Mashable

Ava DuVernay knows the power of stories. Her Academy Award–nominated documentary 13th exposed the fundamental injustice of mass incarceration in the United States, her Emmy-nominated Netflix series When They See Us reframed the narrative for the unjustly conv…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Oscars Update Rules To Allow Drive-in Screenings
source: BBC News

A seven-day run at an outdoor cinema is now enough to be considered for best picture.

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Amazon Fire TV Gets Live TV Streaming In India
source: PocketNow

Apart from the Live Tab, users are also receiving a a new On Now row on the Fire TV home screen. The post Amazon Fire TV gets live TV streaming in India appeared first on Pocketnow.

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
The Cineworld Effect: UK Cinema Closures Deliver Body Blow To Bollywood
source: Theguardian.comfilm

Chain was fundamental in bringing Indian films to British screens and is a vital link industry’s overseas marketCoverage of Cineworld’s decision to close all of its UK cinemas until April has, understandably, focused on the impact on employees and potential l…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Cineworld Chief Asks U.K. Government To Reinstate Furlough As Staff Seek Clarity On Pay
source: Variety

Mooky Greidinger, CEO of the Cineworld multiplex group, has written to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, asking him to reinstate the government furlough scheme, he revealed in a letter to employees on Wednesday. The furlough scheme helped the company pay emp…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Sky Q Now Has Netflix In HDR, With The Promise Of Even More HDR Content Soon
source: Pocket-lint

After a long wait Sky has finally been rolling out High Dynamic Range (HDR) to selected shows on its Sky Q platform and the broadcaster has now announced

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Cinegoers Divided Over Watching Movies As Cinema Halls Gear Up To Open Amid COVID-19’s New Normal
source: The Indian Express

The decision to reopen cinema halls has been welcomed by theatre owners and exhibitors who are all charged up to be back in the business after a lull period of seven months.

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
What Does The Future Of Cinema Look Like?
source: Lifehacker Australia

Hollywood’s heavyweights joined forces last week to ask the US government to help save cinemas. Directors James Cameron, Patty Jenkins and Martin Scorsese warned that cinemas “may not survive the impact of the pandemic,” with more than two thirds likely to fo…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
Patty Jenkins Is Very Concerned About The Future Of Movie Theaters
source: Bleeding Cool News

The movie theater industry is in kind of a precarious spot right now. Regal Cinema made the decision to close 500+ locations recently with no reopening date and while AMC Theatres and Cinemark have declared their intentions to stay open. They are bringing bac…

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
MGM’s Revival Of American International Pictures Could Look To Compete With Blumhouse
source: IndieWire

More than just a producer of teen-focused B movies, AIP launched the careers of Roger Corman and Martin Scorsese and inspired Quentin Tarantino.

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Date: 07-Oct-2020
Delhi Cinema Halls To Open From October 15
source: The Hindu

All weekly markets to begin operations immediately

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Date: 07-Oct-2020
'Wonder Woman' Director Warns Movie-going Could Become Extinct - Reuters
source: Reuters

Patty Jenkins' new "Wonder Woman" movie has been delayed three times during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the director is sounding the alarm that movie-going itself is under real threat.

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Date: 07-Oct-2020
Why James Bond Might Fire Netflix To A Movie Theater Near You
source: Forbes

Legendary agent James Bond might normally roar in to save the day but his latest maneuver may just have paved the way for the streaming giants to step into the world of movie theaters.

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Date: 07-Oct-2020
AMC To Keep Cinemas Around The World Open
source: Forbes

AMC cinemas are set to scale up their operations after Cineworld declares it will be shutting all of its theaters worldwide.

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Date: 07-Oct-2020
Times Are Bleak For The Film Industry – Cinemas Need A Lifeline To Survive
source: Dazed

Pandemic closures by Cineworld only magnify some of the industry’s enduring problems, from Disney and Netflix choking indie filmmaking, to government inaction on the arts

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
As Movies Slip And Regal Shuts Doors Again, Many Theaters May Not Survive The Maelstrom
source: The Verge

On Thursday, Regal Cinemas, the second-largest theater chain in the US, will officially shut all its doors in the United States for the second time during the global pandemic. It may not be the last. Can theaters survive as their movies disappear?

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
Notes: Return Of The Drive-In Movie Theater
source: Cool Hunting

A renaissance of these outdoor venues has offered more than film screenings What a year for cinema! With the postponement of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (to 1 October 2021) and the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die (to April of next year), it seems like 2020 w…

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
AMC To Keep Theaters Open With New Movies In October And November
source: Forbes

The world’s largest theater chain announced Tuesday that more than 80% of its theaters in the U. S., more than 90% of Odeon Cinemas Group theaters across Europe and all AMC Cinemas in the Middle East will be staying open for October and November.

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
Vue International Chief Tim Richards Says Chain Wants To Avoid “Nuclear Option” Of Temporarily Closing Cinemas
source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Vue International CEO and founder Tim Richards wants to avoid “the nuclear option” of temporarily closing his cinemas in the UK and other overseas markets amid recent shifts to the landscape. However, in the wake of the news that MGM’s No Time To D…

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
London Film Festival Opens As A 'symbol Of Resistance'
source: Theguardian.comfilm

The capital’s movie showcase starts as Covid-19 is closing cinemas, but its director still has hopeThis year’s BFI London film festival is a symbol of resistance for an industry that has been “absolutely battered” by the Covid-19 crisis, according to its dire…

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
Sundance Title ‘Herself’ Postpones U.K., Ireland Theatrical Release
source: Variety

After several blockbuster postponements including James Bond film “No Time To Die,” the ongoing crisis in the U.K. and Ireland exhibition sector has claimed its first victim in Phyllida Lloyd’s Sundance Film Festival title “Herself.” Distributor Element Pictu…

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
AMC Entertainment To Keep Most Theaters Open - Reuters India
source: Reuters

AMC Entertainment, the largest theater chain in the world, said on Tuesday most of its theaters in the United States and Europe would remain open, with several movie releases lined up for October and November.

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
AMC Says 80% Of U.S. Theaters Will Remain Open - Reuters UK
source: Reuters

AMC Entertainment , the largest theater chain in the United States, said on Tuesday more than 80% of its theaters in the country would remain open as several new movies are lined up for release in October and November.

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
Cinema Crisis: Dune And The Batman Delayed - BBC News
source: BBC News

Cinema crisis: Dune and The Batman delayed BBC News Coronavirus: The Batman and Dune become latest films to be delayed by pandemic Sky News The Batman starring Robert Pattinson pushed back to 2022 as Warner Bros. gives 2021 slot …

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
Cinemas “may Not Survive Pandemic” Says Open Letter Signed By Wes Anderson, Jordan Peele And Sofia Coppola
source: Itsnicethat.com

Writing to US senate and house leaders, the letter by major film industry organisations calls for urgent financial support to avoid losing the “social, economic and cultural value theatres provide”.

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
No Time To Die's Daniel Craig Says It "isn't The Right Time" For Bond Movie After Release Date Delay - Digitalspy.com
source: digitalspy.com

No Time to Die's Daniel Craig says it "isn't the right time" for Bond movie after release date delay digitalspy.com James Bond star Daniel Craig DEFENDS producers' decision to delay No Time To Die Daily Mail No James Bond - so wh…

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
Cineworld Reveal What Will Happen To Those With An Unlimited Membership Card - Swindon Advertiser
source: Swindon Advertiser

Cineworld reveal what will happen to those with an Unlimited membership card Swindon Advertiser COVID-19: Cineworld closes all cinemas as Boris urges Brits to watch movies The Sun James Bond is not responsible for Cineworld’s dem…

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
Okay, Now DeNiro’s Crappy 'Grandpa' Movie Has To Save Cinema
source: Cracked.com

No Bond, no ‘Dune.’ It’s up to ‘The War With Grandpa’

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
Warner Bros Delays 'Dune', 'The Batman' Movies - Reuters
source: Reuters

Warner Bros said late Monday it is delaying the release of "Dune" and "The Batman" movies, another setback for the entertainment industry hit by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and social distancing measures that have closed theaters worldwide.

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
‘Monster Hunter’ Teaser: The Paul W.S. Anderson Movie Will Now Open In Some Places In December
source: /FILM

The last few months have been filled with stories about 2020 movies being pushed into 2021 due to the coronavirus. So here’s a surprising change of pace: a movie actually being moved up. Monster Hunter, the latest bit of must-see trash cinema from Resident Ev…

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Cinema Chains Near Collapse: The Problem Beyond The Pandemic - WOLF STREET
source: WOLF STREET

Cinema Chains Near Collapse: The Problem Beyond the Pandemic WOLF STREET James Bond and the death of cinema BNN Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld movie theatres to close in U.S. and U.K. CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Cinewor…

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Daily Podcast: Jamie Fox Jumps A Multiverse For Spider-Man, Can A Seuss Cinematic Universe Save Movie Theaters?
source: /FILM

On the October 5, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Spider-Man, Movie Theater…

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Boris Urges People Back To Cinemas As Odeon Announce Weekday Closures - Metro.co.uk
source: Metro.co.uk

Boris urges people back to cinemas as Odeon announce weekday closures Metro.co.uk Odeon to open weekends-only at some cinemas BBC News Cineworld job losses show the risks of Rishi Sunak's economic approach New Statesman

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Movie Chains Officially Close Sending Stocks Down As Exhibition Fears Worsen
source: Forbes

In the face of a pandemic that knows no timeline and makes no exception for indoor gatherings, global movie chain owners Cineworld and Odeon have both announced they are closing over 500 theaters around the world, with many more soon to follow.

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Regal Cinemas To Temporarily Shutter All US Theaters As Pandemic Rages On
source: ABC News

Regal, the second-largest cinema chain in the U.S., announced it will temporarily be closing all theaters as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
UPDATE 1-Closures 'not An Option' For Cinema Chain Kinepolis - Reuters
source: Reuters

Closing cinema doors is "not an option" as customers trickle back into theatres, Belgium-based Kinepolis told Reuters on Monday, after Cineworld announced closures affecting as many as 45,000 jobs.

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Cinema Closures 'not An Option' For Belgium's Kinepolis
source: Reuters

Closing cinema doors is "not an option" as customers trickle back into theatres, Kinepolis told Reuters on Monday, after Cineworld announced closures affecting as many as 45,000 jobs.

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Cineworld Shuts Theatres After Movie Delays, Risking 45000 Jobs - BNN
source: Google News

Cineworld shuts theatres after movie delays, risking 45000 jobs BNN Cinema Chains Near Collapse: The Problem Beyond the Pandemic WOLF STREET Odeon to open weekends-only at some cinemas BBC News Cineworld brings down th…

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
UK Cinema Chain Odeon To Close Venues During The Week
source: Deadline

Odeon, one of the UK’s major multiplex exhibitors, is scaling back operations with a portion of its venues set to close during week days. The move follows the shift of Bond pic No Time To Die from November to April 2, 2021, due to ongoing challenges from the …

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Cineworld Lenders Brace For Restructuring Of $8bn Debt Pile - Sky News
source: Sky.com

Cineworld lenders brace for restructuring of $8bn debt pile Sky News Cineworld enters survival talks amid £6billion debt and 660 branch closures Mirror.co.uk View Full coverage on Google News

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Bleeding Cash, Cineworld Boss Says No Choice But To Shut Sites - Reuters
source: Reuters

The chief executive of Cineworld said he had no choice but to close UK and U.S. sites because the cinema chain was bleeding too much cash to keep them open.

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Time To Try Harder – James Bond Has No Licence To Kill The Film Industry | Peter Bradshaw
source: Theguardian.comfilm

As Cineworld prepares to shut down 128 UK cinemas, the decision to delay the release of No Time to Die demonstrates an enraging loss of courageOur movie industry was just about keeping its morale steady. It was enforcing perfectly workable rules on sanitising…

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Regal Is Closing All 536 Movie Theaters In The U.S. Blame The Pandemic—and Bond
source: Fast Company

“We are like a grocery shop that doesn’t have vegetables, fruit, meat. We cannot operate for a long time without a product.” Regal’s parent company, Cineworld, has announced it will temporarily close all 536 Regal movie theaters in the United States on Thursd…

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
FTSE 100 Gains As Oil Stocks Jump; Cineworld Slumps Over 50% - Reuters
source: Reuters

London's FTSE 100 rose on Monday as oil stocks jumped on a rebound in crude prices following White House reports of Donald Trump's improving health, while Cineworld slumped after unveiling a plan to temporarily close its U.S. and UK operations.

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Cineworld Suspends Operations At UK, U.S. Theatres, Impacting 45,000 Jobs - Reuters
source: Reuters

Cineworld said on Monday it would temporarily shut its movie theatres in the United States and the UK, a move that would impact 45,000 jobs, as it deals with a significant downturn in the industry brought on by the coronavirus crisis.

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Date: 05-Oct-2020
Mega-Chain Cineworld Closing Regal Movie Theaters Following ‘No Time To Die’ Delay
source: Hollywood Reporter

The company is the largest exhibitor in Britain and the second-largest in North America.

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Date: 04-Oct-2020
'Tenet' Tops $300 Million Globally, But Domestic Box Office Is In Crisis Mode - Reuters UK
source: Reuters

Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" willed itself past the $300 million (231.89 million pounds) mark globally this weekend even as the overall domestic box office appeared to be on the verge of collapse.

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Date: 04-Oct-2020
Halloween Classic 'Hocus Pocus' Nearly Beats 'Tenet' As Box Office Recovery Collapses - Hollywood Reporter
source: Hollywood Reporter

Halloween Classic 'Hocus Pocus' Nearly Beats 'Tenet' as Box Office Recovery Collapses Hollywood Reporter ‘Tenet’ Crosses $300 Million at Global Box Office as Regal Cinemas Weighs Closures Yahoo Entertainment Why Tenet Was A Box O…

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Date: 04-Oct-2020
Time To Die? British Cinemas Fear Ruin Without Latest James Bond Film
source: Theguardian.comfilm

The potential loss of Cineworld’s screens and the delay to No Time to Die mean the big new releases UK cinemas need are even less likelyHe’s best known for sweeping in at the last minute to save the day – but James Bond’s latest act could be the death knell f…

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Date: 04-Oct-2020
Cineworld Considering Closing All US, UK Cinemas | Reuters Video - Reuters India
source: Reuters

Cineworld, the world's second-biggest cinema operator, said on Sunday it was considering a temporary closure of all its sites in the United States and Britain but a final decision had not yet been reached. Edward Baran reports

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Date: 04-Oct-2020
Cineworld To Close All U.S., UK And Ireland Sites This Week, Source Says - Reuters
source: Reuters

Cineworld, the world's second-biggest cinema operator, will close all its sites in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland this week because of the impact of the coronavirus crisis, a person familiar with the situation said on Sunday.

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Date: 04-Oct-2020
Cineworld To Close All Of Its Regal Cinema Venues In U.S. And All Cinemas Across U.K. And Ireland In Response To ‘No Time To Die’ Delay
source: Upstract.com

Cineworld is shuttering all 543 of its Regal Cinema venues in the U.S. and all cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland this coming week, just a day after James Bond film 'No Time to Die' was pushed to...

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Date: 04-Oct-2020
Cineworld To Close All Regal Cinemas, U.K. Venues In Response To ‘No Time To Die’ Delay
source: Variety

Cineworld is shuttering all 543 of its Regal Cinema venues in the U.S. and 128 of its cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland this coming week, just days after James Bond film “No Time to Die” was pushed to April 2021. Variety understands from sources that the ch…

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Date: 07-Sep-2020
Calls To Boycott Mulan Rise After Disney Release
source: The Verge

Following comments made by Mulan actress and star Liu Yifei made in summer 2019 about protests in Hong Kong, and Disney’s recent release of Mulan on Disney Plus, calls to boycott the film have flooded social media.

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COVID-19 Cinema Lockdown News

Boris Johnson urges people to ‘go to the cinema’
05-Oct-2020

The Prime Minister has urged people to return to cinemas following news Cineworld is temporarily closing its UK and US venues, affecting 45,000 jobs.

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Cineworld to shut down UK screens after Bond film delay
05-Oct-2020

Cineworld is set to temporarily close its UK cinemas in the coming weeks.

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Cineworld issues warning over future after £1.3bn loss
24-Sep-2020

Cinema chain raises doubts about whether it could survive a second Covid-19 lockdown.

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Cineworld – three monsters standing in the way of the cinema’s recovery
23-Sep-2020

Speaking to Third Bridge’s Senior Sector Analyst, Harry Barnick, we were able to pinpoint the three main challenges cinema giant Cineworld will face going forwards, ahead of the publication of its results on Thursday.

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Do cinemas have to close at 10pm? New rules explained
23-Sep-2020

CINEMA chains will be able to show films beyond 10pm despite a new coronavirus curfew placed on businesses.

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First look as London's new floating cinema launches in Merchant Square
02-Sep-2020

There’s a brand new floating cinema experience launching in London today, and the first pictures have now been revealed.

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VOX Cinemas head talks Gulf’s $1b box office potential, ‘Mulan’ and protecting the theatrical window
01-Sep-2020

Dubai-based VOX Cinemas is the biggest exhibition chain in the Middle East operating some 550 screens across the region in its home-base of the UAE as well as Lebanon, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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Unprecedented
17-Aug-2020

Movie theatres worldwide continue to struggle simultaneously with the ongoing effects of both COVID-19 and a lack of first run movies to show their anxious patrons.

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Sumner Redstone, Towering Media Mogul Who Helped Shape Modern Entertainment Industry, Dies at 97
12-Aug-2020

Boston-bred executive built an industry giant with the acquisitions of Viacom, Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp.

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Tel Aviv’s drive-in theatre reopens for Tu B’Av
10-Aug-2020

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has partnered with Tel Aviv Cinematheque to reopen a former drive-in theatre in Tel Aviv, Israel, to celebrate Tu B’Av – also known as ‘Jewish Valentine’s Day’. Two romantic movies – La Belle Époque and Zero Motivation – were screened on 5-6 August 2020, exclusively for DigiTel Resident Card holders

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‘We’d all be sitting in our favorite theaters’: Dire outlook for cinemas as coronavirus resurges in U.S.
08-Aug-2020

The resurgence of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and rampant cinema closures have forced American studios to alter their movie release strategies.

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AMC Theatres' revenue plunges by 99 PER CENT losing them $561 million in second quarter as COVID-19 pandemic forces company to keep all of its 630 cinemas in US closed
07-Aug-2020

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AMC Boss Adam Aron Talks ‘Mulan’ Madness; Doesn’t See Cannibalization From Universal PVOD Deal
06-Aug-2020

On today’s earnings call for the No. 1 financially challenged exhibitor AMC, CEO Adam Aron took the high road in not damning Disney for their recent seisimic-shifting choice to take Mulan to Disney+ instead of theaters where the streaming service is available.

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AMC Entertainment Q2 Revenues Plunge, Swings To The Red In 'Most Challenging Quarter In 100-Year History' – CEO Adam Aron
06-Aug-2020

AMC Entertainment saw revenue plunge to $18.9 billion for the second quarter ended from in June from $1.5 billion the year before as it swung to the red, no surprise for the nation’s – and world’s — largest theater chain, that saw most locations shuttered completely for the entire three months.

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Aberfeldy cinema lines up 10 movies catering for all at first ever drive-in at Wade's Park
04-Aug-2020

With space for 600 cars over the weekend, hundreds of residents are set to enjoy the entertainment on offer.

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Cinemark and Regal have more theaters than AMC and they don’t want to shorten the theatrical window
04-Aug-2020

The CEO of Cinemark, the third-largest cinema chain in the U.S., is willing to have conversations with studios about modifying the theatrical release window, but isn’t keen on the 17-day window deal AMC struck with Universal.

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Let's Go Hydro adds second outdoor cinema screen making it first of its kind in Ireland
04-Aug-2020

Let's Go Hydro have added a second 10-metre outdoor cinema screen to their drive-in cinema, making it a permanent offering within the Let's Go Hydro resort.

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AMC Theatres' Credit Rating Downgraded Over "Distressed" Debt Swap
03-Aug-2020

S&P Global said the mega-circuit's recent debt restructuring with bondholders was 'tantamount to a default.'

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Can Cineworld shares put on a show as theatres reopen?
29-Jul-2020

Cineworld, the second largest cinema chain in the world, will start to reopen the bulk of its theatres in the coming weeks after months of being shut due to coronavirus-induced lockdown measures. But a weakened film slate, severely hit by a number of blockbuster films being delayed, puts Cineworld’s recovery at risk.

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Challenges Remain for European Cinemas
27-Jul-2020

There has been so much written and speculated in the last few months about the COVID-19 pandemic it’s a wonder there is anything worthwhile left to say.

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Looking to buy a movie theater chain?
21-Jul-2020

No, neither trying to be funny, nor use sarcasm and irony in the headline.

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Cineplex announces layoffs as theatres remain closed
18-Jul-2020

Most of Ontario is in stage 3, but Cineplex said the company is 'not in a position' to reopen immediately

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Disney Analyst Cuts Stock on 'Longer' Pandemic Hit, Sees Cinemas "Largely Closed" Until Mid-2021
16-Jul-2020

After initially expecting social distancing measures would be 'significantly lessened' by late 2020, Cowen's Doug Creutz has 'now extended that timeline,' which will affect the company's film and theme parks units.

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CineAsia 2020 Cancelled, ShowEast Moved to December
15-Jul-2020

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Hong Kong cinemas to close again due to 3rd wave of coronavirus
14-Jul-2020

Cinemas in Hong Kong are closing their doors again from Wednesday (July 15) night as the city suffers a third wave of the deadly coronavirus.

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Tallaght cinema closes permanently due to 'unprecedented impact' of Covid-19
10-Jul-2020

THE IMC CINEMA in Tallaght has closed permanently and entered receivership due to the 'unprecedented impact' of Covid-19.

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The Drive-In in Pictures: ‘Isolation Entertainment’ Arrives in London
07-Jul-2020

We’ve gone back to the future. The drive-in cinema, popularised in 50s America and romanticised since Grease became The Word, is now summer 2020’s hottest ticket as we all seek new COVID-secure forms of entertainment.

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Iceland’s only arthouse cinema Bíó Paradís saved
07-Jul-2020

Bíó Paradís, the sole remaining arthouse cinema in Iceland, has been saved from closure and is set to reopen this autumn.

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Top movie theater chains sue New Jersey over COVID-19 closures
07-Jul-2020

The companies, led by the National Association of Theatre Owners, claim that the state's treatment of movie theaters has been 'neither fair nor reasonable.'

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How will infrastructure affect the recovery of cinema globally?
30-Jun-2020

As some countries have begun making their way back to a sense of normality and the return to cinema, Gower Street assesses which countries and regions have the best conditions to thrive in this brave new world.

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I went to New York City's only drive-in movie theater which opened during the pandemic — here's what it was like
28-Jun-2020

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Cinema plans delayed due to coronavirus pandemic
19-Jun-2020

No movement is expected on the construction of a £4 million cinema in Sleaford until at least autumn.

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Business interruption insurance: Why businesses across the entertainment industry should act now
18-Jun-2020

Catrin Povey, who leads the insurance practice at UK law firm Capital Law, says businesses across the entertainment industry that have been impacted by the coronavirus should double-check their business interruption insurance policy and make a claim before it’s too late.

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How COVID-19 could impact theatre design
18-Jun-2020

Matthew Lella, principal of Diamond Schmitt Architects, shares his ideas on how to make socially distanced seating viable, and other implications COVID-19 might have for entertainment venue design.

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Waterfront could be closed to traffic for eating and entertainment
17-Jun-2020

King’s Lynn’s waterfront could be closed to traffic on some days of the year to provide an open air entertaining and hospitality space, while a closed department store could become an indoor market.

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Sean Penn: ‘It’s time for cinema to get more inventive’
17-Jun-2020

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has told BBC Radio 5 Live that post-coronavirus will be a good time for cinema 'to get a little more inventive'.

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Cineworld confirms it will open cinemas across England on July 10
16-Jun-2020

The international cinema chain had closed all of 787 outlets across 10 countries on Wednesday, March 18, until further notice because of the coronavirus crisis. But now, with the lockdown easing, the company has announced plans to reopen English sites on Friday, July 10.

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Behind The Scenes At The World’s Grandest Drive-In Cinemas
14-Jun-2020

Drive-in cinemas in England never took off in the same way as they did in the U.S. Considered uncouth and unnecessary, drive-ins and drive-throughs are rare in the U.K. Our cars are smaller anyway.

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Cineworld axes $1.65bn Cineplex deal
13-Jun-2020

Cineworld said it had 'become aware of certain breaches by Cineplex' and decided not to go ahead with the deal because of an 'unwillingness to cure the breaches'. It also said 'a material adverse effect has occurred with respect to Cineplex' without giving further detail.

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Cineworld Calls Off Cineplex Movie Theater Deal
12-Jun-2020

In February, the mega-deal had received approval from both companies' shareholders, but a legal fight to unwind the transaction looms as Cineworld backs out.

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Beijing Cinemas Ordered To Remain Shut As New COVID-19 Cases Emerge
12-Jun-2020

Chinese authorities on Friday put another nail in the coffin for China’s film sector, formally announcing that cinemas in Beijing must remain shut for the time being after three new coronavirus cases were discovered in the capital.

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India Cineplex Operator PVR Sees Long Time Till Industry Picks Up
09-Jun-2020

Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing direcotor of PVR Ltd., India’s largest movie exhibitor, explains how the company is dealing with the country’s coronavirus lockdown. PVR reported a loss of 744.9 million rupees in the three months to March. Bijli speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin on 'Bloomberg Markets: Asia.'

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New 'Drive and Dine' drive-in cinema launching in eight locations
08-Jun-2020

If you've been missing trips to the movies then listen up because a new drive-in cinema experience is launching, from the team behind Pub in the Park as well as celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.

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COVID-19 woes: PVR Cinemas reports Q4 net loss of Rs 76 crore
08-Jun-2020

Multiplex operator PVR Cinemas on Monday reported a net loss of Rs 76 crore in the January to March quarter as compared to a net profit of Rs 48 crore in the same quarter of previous fiscal.

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Will there still be movie theatres after all this?
04-Jun-2020

There’s no doubt the film industry will go on. But we have a few more doubts about the movie theatres.

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AMC Theaters Appear To Be On Shaky Ground As Pandemic Drags On
04-Jun-2020

AMC Theaters, the largest movie theater chain in the country, said in a Security and Exchange Commission filing this week that it currently has enough cash to re-open this summer, but if the restrictions continue, it may not have the borrowing power to re-open later on.

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A drive-in cinema with 40ft screen in Colchester in reopening next month
04-Jun-2020

A drive-in cinema with a 40ft screen will reopen to the public next month. For the past few months, cinemas have been shut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we will soon be able to enjoy a big screen experience.

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Cinema giant AMC says it may go out of business
04-Jun-2020

AMC, the largest cinema chain in the United States, says it may go out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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More than 40% of cinemas in China could go bust, according to a bleak report by the China Film Association.
04-Jun-2020

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An amazing new drive-in cinema is coming to Knebworth House this July
01-Jun-2020

A brand new drive-in cinema is coming to Hertfordshire this July. Since the Covid-19 lockdown, film fanatics have been missing the cinemas but one of the UK's leading open-air cinema is launching a new venue at Knebworth House.

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Thousands of Chinese Cinemas Could Close Permanently, Industry Report Indicates
01-Jun-2020

More than 40% of surveyed Chinese cinemas say they are “very likely to close” in the near future due to the impact of coronavirus-related closures, a new study from local film industry associations reveal.

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Greece’s Outdoor Cinemas Open Offering Post-covid-19 Relief
01-Jun-2020

Open-air cinemas across Greece are opening their doors to the public starting June 1 running on a 70 percent capacity with open bars and no breaks.

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Daisy Duke's drive-in cinema on its way to Bradford
01-Jun-2020

A TOURING drive-in cinema is going to set up in Bradford during a three-month trip across the North of England.

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Cineworld’s recent relief rally overdone, says Morgan Stanley
01-Jun-2020

Cineworld shares slid on Monday as Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to ‘underweight’ from ‘equalweight’ and slashed the price target to 60p from 180p, arguing that the recent relief rally was overdone.

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How drive-in raves and cinemas will work in the UK
30-May-2020

Social distancing has put a stop to some things we love like gigs and trips to the cinema, but some companies are looking at how to be creative - by setting up drive-in events to make the most of the summer weather.

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Pandemic emptied cinemas: will they survive?
25-May-2020

In an attempt to evaluate the long-term effects of Covid-19 on cinema operators, the law firm Sorainen, by the request of the Lithuanian Film Centre, has conducted an economic analysis of the situation.

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AMC Entertainment: The Possible Outcomes And Probabilities
25-May-2020

AMC Entertainment (AMC) was poised for a strong recovery in 2020. Following several years of debt-fuelled expansion manifesting in acquisitions of screens and an expensive CAPEX program but then, the COVID-19 crisis hit the company like a meteor.

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70% of Americans would rather watch first-run films at home rather than going to movie theaters as study reveals strong fears about entertainment gatherings
22-May-2020

The majority of Americans would rather watch a new movie at home after the coronavirus outbreak, even if theaters were to reopen to the public.

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Drive-in cinema to be held at the iconic Harland and Wolff site next month
21-May-2020

More than 10,000 people have shown interest in a huge drive-in cinema event set for Belfast’s Titanic Quarter next month.

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Popcorn, palm trees and face masks: Cannes rolls out drive-in cinema amid coronavirus threat
21-May-2020

The Riviera resort of Cannes should have been playing host to the world's biggest names in film. Instead, with its annual film festival postponed and the red carpet rolled up, locals made do with a drive-in cinema in a beachfront car park.

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Bollywood Is Shaken By Coronavirus & OTT, But New Normal May Look Much Like The Past
21-May-2020

Indian cinemas are shuttered, production continues to be at a standstill and the country remains in lockdown until at least May 31 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Unsurprisingly, consumption of television and streaming services has surged during this period. But digital may not be an existential threat to the film business.

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French cinemas get heated over lockdown drive-in
19-May-2020

French cinema owners are up in arms because a drive-in film festival is beating the country's lockdown while they are forced to stay closed.

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Going To The Movies In A Pandemic: Has Sweden Got It Right?
19-May-2020

More than two months into the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, life in Sweden continues to look more and more like it did before all this happened. As discussed in just about every publication, Sweden has remained more open than most during the past few months.

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Theatre owners on edge over digital releases
15-May-2020

Indian movie theatres are bracing themselves for the worst as more and more filmmakers eye direct-to-digital releases amid the uncertainty and indefinite closure of cinema halls owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Event Cinemas restructuring, expects redundancies
14-May-2020

Event Cinemas is planning to make staff redundant as it copes with the impact of Covid-19 on its business.

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Malaysian cinema 'is covered in mould' after two-month coronavirus lockdown: Discovery follows luxury leather goods found rotting due to country's shutdown
13-May-2020

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Aberfeldy cinema must find further £25,000 to survive Covid-19 shutdown
13-May-2020

A community-owned cinema in Highland Perthshire needs to find £50,000 through a celebrity backed fundraising campaign if it is to survive the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Amazon Is Reportedly Trying To Buy AMC And Odeon Cinemas
13-May-2020

There are reports that Amazon is looking at buying AMC in the US, and they own Odeon over here in the UK, which means Amazon would own both cinema chains.

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With movie theaters closed during stay-at-home orders, some local theaters turn to their marquees to entertain
09-May-2020

The majority of local movie theaters have been closed since March, but that hasn't stopped them from entertaining people with their marquees.

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Messages of support for Aberfeldy's Birks Cinema as cash-flow is crippled by virus
07-May-2020

UK cinema admissions fell to a record low in the first three months of 2020, according to BFI official statistics published today, as cinemas closed nationwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Love (of Movie-Going) in the Time of the Coronavirus
07-May-2020

This week, I was poring over the most recent results from our 2nd national survey wave, in as many months, about consumer sentiment pertaining to when audiences think they’ll return to the theatrical movie experience, post-Coronavirus.

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Things got weird on the Chinese Internet in January. With at least 760 million of the nation’s residents — a group more than twice the size of the U.S. population — stuck at home amid coronavirus-imposed restrictions, people got creative and let their freak flag fly on the country’s local version of TikTok.
06-May-2020

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How China’s Tech Giants Charged Ahead When Coronavirus Shut Down Cinemas
06-May-2020

With at least 760 million of the nation’s residents — a group more than twice the size of the U.S. population — stuck at home amid coronavirus-imposed restrictions, people got creative and let their freak flag fly on the country’s local version of TikTok.

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Regal Cinema's film club brings community together during lockdown
06-May-2020

THE Regal Cinema in Fordingbridge, which was forced to temporarily close due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is still helping to keep film fans connected online.

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Back to the future: are drive-in theaters the future of safe cinema trips?
05-May-2020

Most of America’s cinemas have gone dark in the coronavirus pandemic, but attendance at the Ocala drive-in in Florida is surging.

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Cinema In Crisis: Inside The Fight To Reclaim America’s Movie Night
02-May-2020

Americans wondering what dinner and a movie might look like after coronavirus can cast their eyes down south to Texas, where Santikos Entertainment will be firing up the popcorn machines Saturday for the first time since pandemic shutdowns began six weeks ago.

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Coronavirus: India film industry could take two years to recover
01-May-2020

Film industry lost box office revenue of about $130m from March to mid-May as theatres are shut down due to lockdown.

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Back to the future: are drive-in theaters the future of safe cinema trips?
29-Apr-2020

Most of America’s cinemas have gone dark in the coronavirus pandemic, but attendance at the Ocala drive-in in Florida is surging.

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COVID-19 Cinema Re-opening News

Cinema Survival: How COVID-19 Changed The Movie Business, Possibly Forever
03-Sep-2020

Well, the new movies are back, and more theaters are reopening in Utah. But will they be able to survive? There is no question, COVID-19 changed the movie business.

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Top movie premieres expected to return by next year – Vue boss
03-Sep-2020

Tim Richards, chief executive of the cinema chain, said he also believes sales could return to pre-Covid levels in six months.

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Are you ready to go back to the cinema?
02-Sep-2020

Our film critic won't go to eat out, or shop in a supermarket. But then the chance came to go back to a moviehouse...

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Camden Market teams up with Curzon to launch new pop-up cinema
02-Sep-2020

Camden Market will host a pop-up cinema in its North Yard to help entice visitors back to the historic market.

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Lots of People Actually Braved the Coronavirus to See Tenet in Theaters
31-Aug-2020

Much like the time-warp bullets issuing backward into the gun of the Protagonist (John David Washington), Tenet seems to exist in some kind of future world, where audiences — well, at least international ones — are still open to seeing big-budget tentpole titles in theaters.

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AMC sells foreign movie theaters for $77M amid COVID-19 crush
31-Aug-2020

AMC Entertainment, the largest movie theater chain in the US, is selling off nine cinemas in the Baltic region as the coronavirus crushes sales.

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We went to a Curzon cinema in Kent after they opened - and noticed a massive problem
28-Aug-2020

There's no better way to forget the coronavirus pandemic than by settling in to a film at the cinema is there?

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The bigger picture
27-Aug-2020

Cinema is all about creating a stunning sound and vision experience, so AV has a lot to offer. Covid has put the brakes on investment, but the great outdoors may provide fresh opportunities, as Paul Bray discovers.

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Global Exhibitors Are Seeing the Light After Six Months Fighting for Survival
24-Aug-2020

There is a moment in one of Christopher Nolan’s blockbusters when he borrows a poem from Dylan Thomas to send shivers down the back of a million cinema seats. 'Do not go gentle into that good night,' intones Michael Caine as the heroes of 'Interstellar' strap in on a mission to save humanity. 'Rage, rage against the dying of the light.'

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Coronavirus: Cinema chain Vue lines up £100m debt package to weather crisis
13-Aug-2020

The UK's third-biggest cinema chain is close to securing additional funding to weather the COVID-19 crisis, Sky News learns.

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AMC Theatres® Reopens Its Doors on August 20 by Celebrating 100 Years of Operations with "Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices"
13-Aug-2020

As part of AMC’s Centennial Celebration, all AMC U.S. theatre locations that open on August 20 will offer all available seats for all movies that day for the 1920's admission price of 15 cents each (while offered on all available seats, to achieve social distancing overall seating capacity will be significantly reduced)

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PVR jumps 9% as its rights issue gets over-subscribed by 2.24 times
12-Aug-2020

The rights issue received an application for 85.29 lakh shares, worth Rs 672 crore

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Worldwide Box Office Slowly Sputters To Life As Cinemas Reopen
12-Aug-2020

With almost 50% of cinemas around the world back in business, the big screen is stretching and coming out of its deep sleep. “Tenet” tickets have gone on sale, spreading like wildfire across social media, accounting for half of all ticket sales at Vue in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Cinemas in Kent struggle for survival as Disney moves Mulan to streaming service
11-Aug-2020

An independent cinema in Kent has been forced to remain closed for foreseeable future, as a lack of new film releases threatens the survival of the industry.

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MP slams decision not to reopen Runcorn Cineworld cinema
11-Aug-2020

A DECISION by Cineworld not to reopen its Runcorn cinema has been described as a ‘huge blow’ for the town by a Runcorn MP.

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Nearly Half The World’s Movie Theaters Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds
10-Aug-2020

Despite renewed concerns over a summer resurgence of the coronavirus, nearly half of the world’s movie theaters are back in operation, according to new data from the United Kingdom’s Gower Street Analytics.

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I was outnumbered by the popcorn sellers': cinema-going around the world in the Covid era
07-Aug-2020

As Disney puts its Mulan remake straight to the small screen, cinemas need to prove to audiences they’re safe. Our writers braved screenings from Beijing to Belfast to try and find out

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Nearly Half The World’s Cinemas Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds
06-Aug-2020

While resurgent waves of COVID-19 have caused new lockdowns and stay-at-home restrictions in places including California, Hong Kong and Australia’s Victoria State, nearly half of the world’s cinemas are now back in operation, according to data from the U.K.’s Gower Street Analytics.

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UK cinemas: a list of which ones have reopened their doors
04-Aug-2020

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Cinemas still far from normalcy despite success of few films
03-Aug-2020

Blockbuster action flick 'Steel Rain 2' has racked up 1 million admissions in less than a week, following the lead of zombie thriller 'Peninsula,' which kicked off the summer movie season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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'This Is a Real Kick in the Shorts’: Small-Town Theaters Owners React to AMC’s VOD Pact With Universal
31-Jul-2020

Jeff Logan, owner of Logan Luxury Theatres, has been struggling to make ends meet for most of 2020. After being closed for months due to coronavirus, he recently reopened the three movie theaters he runs in South Dakota, screening classics like Indiana Jones and Star Wars. But ticket sales are slow and Logan’s cinemas are not making enough to cover their rent.

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Cash-Strapped Euro Exhibitors Facing Post-Lockdown Rent Squeeze
27-Jul-2020

With theatrical admissions free-falling due to the lack of U.S. blockbusters, cash-strapped European exhibitors are up in arms about paying rent for the months they were dark due to COVID-19.

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You Can Now Go to the Movies in Beijing, But It's Complicated
27-Jul-2020

Some movie theaters in Beijing officially reopened on Friday, Xinhua reports. But it goes without saying that going to the cinema in this COVID-19 era is slightly more complicated than usual.

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Global Exhibitors Facing ‘Catastrophe’ if U.S. Blockbusters Are Further Delayed
20-Jul-2020

When Europe’s theaters slowly began reopening mid-June, exhibitors were hopeful that after a few weeks spent warming up audiences with archive films and rereleases, they’d have big new U.S. movies to lure customers en masse mid-summer. But the successive delays of tentpoles such as Warner Bros.’ 'Tenet' and Disney’s 'Mulan' and the scrapped theatrical release of Paramount’s 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' have left exhibitors in dire straits.

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How will cinemas lure back film goers? Both chains and independents have a fight on their hands, with Britons investing in big screen gadgets
20-Jul-2020

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Barcelona’s Movie Theaters Re-Close Amid COVID-19 Second Wave
19-Jul-2020

ess than a month after re-opening on June 26, Barcelona’s cinema theaters have been forced to close once more as part of a stay-at-home rollback by the Generalitat, the government for the Catalan region.

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China's Wanda Film Warns of $226M Loss After 6 Months of Cinema Shutdowns
14-Jul-2020

China's largest cinema operator, which also controls North America's largest chain AMC Theatres, has seen all of its Asian theaters idle since Jan. 25, months before movie theater shutdowns hit the U.S.

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uk.reuters.com
14-Jul-2020

The owner of German cinema chain Cinemaxx still expects to be profitable this year despite closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and strict social distancing measures, its chief executive told Reuters.

source: https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-cinemaxx/cinemaxx-owner-expects-to-be-profitable-in-2020-despite-coronavirus-idUKKCN24F1T1 - Read more...

Cinema experience ‘is over’ if studios hold back releases for another year, industry chief warns
13-Jul-2020

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The future of film: can cinema survive Covid-19?
12-Jul-2020

It’s Saturday lunchtime and I am watching Sonic the Hedgehog in a cinema. It’s fair to say that it wouldn’t have been my first choice of film to break my four-month cinema fast.

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UK’s Largest Cinema Chain Odeon Slows Reopening Amid Moving Film Slate
09-Jul-2020

Odeon Cinemas, the AMC-owned chain which is the UK’s largest cinema operator by number of sites, has decided to slow down its reopening plans amid ongoing coronavirus disruption and a film slate that is seeing major titles continue to shift back.

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Indonesian cinemas to reopen on July 29 with COVID-19 protocols
08-Jul-2020

The Indonesian Cinema Management Association (GPBSI) announced yesterday that cinema chains throughout the country will simultaneously reopen starting July 29.

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The multiplex cinemas opening around the UK this weekend
03-Jul-2020

Here’s a list of the multiplex cinemas in England that will be opening their doors from Saturday 4th July.

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Cinema City chain reopens in Budapest, Hungary
03-Jul-2020

People line up with social distancing to buy tickets at a Cinema City movie theatre in Budapest, Hungary on July 2, 2020

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Coronavirus: New seating plans for cinemas and restaurants
02-Jul-2020

Things may look a little different this weekend, if you're venturing out beyond the living room after months of lockdown.

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Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit to feature a drive-in cinema
01-Jul-2020

In partnership with Reel Cinemas and Brag Events, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit is set to begin showcasing movies at its first drive-in cinema next week.

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Three big American cinema chains to now insist that audiences wear masks
01-Jul-2020

Big American cinema chains announce that the wearing of face coverings in their multiplexes will not be optional.

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Showcase announces reopening line up of classic films for £5
01-Jul-2020

Showcase has announced the line up of films that cinemagoers will be able to watch for £5 when they reopen on Saturday, 4 July. All of its sites have been closed by the coronavirus pandemic since mid-March.

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Inside Odeon as it prepares to reopen cinemas with no pick and mix or cash payments
30-Jun-2020

how different will Odeon cinemas look when they reopen their doors after lockdown?

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Cineworld delays reopening of UK cinemas to 31 July
30-Jun-2020

Cineworld has pushed back the reopening of its UK and US cinemas to 31 July, blaming a delay in new film releases.

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Covid-19: new voluntary app for cinema visits
29-Jun-2020

Cinema-goers in Switzerland can now download a free voluntary app, “Mindful Check-In”, which enables anonymous tracking in case they have sat in the theatre with a person who tests positive for Covid-19 or if they themselves develop the disease.

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How cinemas will reopen after lockdown
26-Jun-2020

From golden oldies to British rom coms, a glut of favourite movies will be enticing film lovers back to cinemas when they reopen after lockdown.

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New flagship cinema to open in Chelsea
26-Jun-2020

A new flagship cinema is to be opened in Chelsea in July as lockdown eases.

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Curzon to begin reopening UK cinemas from July 17
25-Jun-2020

UK cinema chain Curzon is to begin reopening its cinemas from July 17, nearly four months since closing all its venues due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Beijing Buyers Sit on Cannes' Virtual Sidelines as Chinese Cinemas Remain Shuttered
24-Jun-2020

Chinese dealmakers emerged as a major buying force in the last decade, but with the Middle Kingdom now lagging the world in reopening cinemas amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Beijing industry is in limbo.

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Everyman cinema firm to start showing films again from July
24-Jun-2020

Everyman, the upmarket cinema chain, on Wednesday said it will start reopening its venues that shut for the Covid-19 lockdown from next month.

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Cineworld staff launch petition to make customer face coverings compulsory
24-Jun-2020

Staff working for the Cineworld cinema chain have launched an online petition urging their bosses to make face coverings mandatory for customers once venues reopen.

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Cinema reopening dates around the world: latest updates
23-Jun-2020

Countries across the world are outlining plans to reopen cinemas as they attempt to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the latest updates for each territory as they come through, with details on dates, distancing, and distribution where relevant.

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Minions usher French cinema-goers back after COVID-19
22-Jun-2020

Minions toys are seen on cinema chairs to maintain social distancing between spectators at a MK2 cinema in Paris as Paris' cinemas reopen doors to the public.

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Cineworld secures new debt deal ahead of July cinema reopening
22-Jun-2020

Other cinema chains are beginning to re-open around the world, which will give an indication of the popularity of this method of watching films in the pandemic.

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Cinemas reopen across France after three-month Covid-19 closure
22-Jun-2020

Cinemas reopened in France on Monday for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began in March.

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Cineworld cinemas boss on face masks, two-metre rule and BANNING Universal Pictures movies
22-Jun-2020

Cineworld cinemas UK plan to reopen next month and now the boss has spoken out on face masks, the two-metre rule and banning Universal Pictures movies.

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Northern Ireland cinemas need post Covid opening date, industry chief says
20-Jun-2020

A cinema boss is calling on Stormont to set a date for Northern Ireland movie theatres to reopen. The call comes after the Republic of Ireland moved their opening date to June 29 and English cinemas will be allowed to reopen from July 4.

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Analyst Ranks Top Cinema Chains' Health and Safety Protocols for Reopening
19-Jun-2020

They will be 'key to a successful' return of exhibitors and their clients and have the 'potential to drive attendance share shifts during the recovery,' says Credit Suisse analyst Meghan Durkin.

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Seat covers introduced to support social distancing
18-Jun-2020

Recognising that safety is a major concern, and that social distancing requirements will bring new challenges for venue managers, flexible seating system expert Master Industrie has developed a new product. The seat covers are designed to make social distancing simple, effective and easy at entertainment, convention and sports venues.

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Regal Cinemas announces reopening date, new coronavirus rules
18-Jun-2020

Regal Cinemas is ready to reopen next month.

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Dubai’s 3D and 4D cinema experiences reopen
18-Jun-2020

Dubai's 3D and 4D cinemas are now open, as Dubai gradually eases restrictions.

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What cinemas will look like after lockdown - with special areas for social bubbles
17-Jun-2020

One of the UK's biggest cinema chains said it plans to reopen in July as Britain's entertainment sector gets back on track following months of lockdown.

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Carlisle set to host big movie drive-in event next month
17-Jun-2020

Film-lovers are in for a treat next month as an outdoor drive-in cinema comes to the city on a nationwide tour.

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European Cinema Giant Vue Targets July 4 Opening with 80% of Cinemas Operating
17-Jun-2020

European cinema chain Vue will be ready to open its doors in the U.K. on July 4, with a steady supply of library films such as a remastered 4K print of 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' and early Christopher Nolan movies such as 'Inception' — all in the run-up to the July 31 release of 'Tenet.'

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Cinema reopening dates around the world: latest updates
16-Jun-2020

Countries across the world are outlining plans to reopen cinemas as they attempt to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

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When will cinemas reopen in the UK? Cineworld, Odeon and Vue announce plans for the summer
16-Jun-2020

Film fans have been without communal screenings for months, but that could be about to change.

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Canadian movie theaters begin to reopen amid COVID-19 outbreak
14-Jun-2020

Movie theaters in British Columbia and Alberta begin to reopen.

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How Covid-19 may change the way we go to the movies when cinemas reopen in Singapore
11-Jun-2020

Covid-19 has changed the way we live our lives. For one, people are heading out less due to social distancing measures, and circuit breaker put a halt to social gatherings, especially since entertainment venues were forced to close since March.

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Cinemas around world ponder reopening strategy
11-Jun-2020

Tens of thousands of cinemas around the world were forced to close by Covid-19. Some are reopening in certain countries and the industry is banking on big summer releases to attract filmgoers back. But will customers feel safe stepping through the doors?

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What will the 'new normal' be for UK cinemas?
10-Jun-2020

For those of us who have watched every Netflix series available, a chance to sit in front of the big screen once more sounds very appealing. According to the government’s exit strategy, cinemas in England could reopen in a month's time.

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AMC wants to reopen cinemas in July, but it’s not clear audiences are ready
10-Jun-2020

Surveys say it could be months before people are comfortable going to the movies.

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Outdoor Cinemas To Re-Open In England From June 15
10-Jun-2020

UK PM Boris Johnson is set to announce that outdoor venues in England including open-air cinemas can re-open from Monday (June 15).

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California cinemas can reopen from June 12 subject to health authority approval
09-Jun-2020

Guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued on Monday (June 8) said cinemas can reopen no sooner than June 12, days after the state’s governor set the same date for the resumption of production.

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Bangkok cinema closed after breaking social distancing rules
08-Jun-2020

Clearly violating social distancing guidelines, fans on Friday jam-packed in front of Major Cineplex at Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mall for an event to see two popular Thai actors. The cinema was ordered to close for 3 days for breaking the coronavirus prevention rules.

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Cinema Organization of Iran, Emergency Medical Services team up to reopen movie theaters
07-Jun-2020

The Cinema Organization of Iran (COI) and Iran’s Emergency Medical Services have teamed up to educate theater owners and personnel on health protocols as the movie theaters are ready to reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown.

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The return of the cinema
05-Jun-2020

Before the pandemic, The Adelaide Review’s resident film critic DM Bradley spent more time in a movie theatre than most people in Adelaide. This week, he stepped back inside for the first time in two months.

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Belgian cinemas set to reopen in July
04-Jun-2020

Cinemas in Belgium are set to reopen from July 1 after nearly four months of closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Korean Film Council issues subsidy coupons on movie tickets to draw audience to theatres
02-Jun-2020

National film support body — Korean Film Council (KOFIC) — has begun providing discount coupons in an effort to get the public back into cinemas.

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Polish Cinemas Can Re-Open This Week, But Major Chains Are Going To Wait
01-Jun-2020

Despite the Polish government giving exhibitors the green light to resume operations this week, the country’s major exhibitors say they are planning to take a slow and steady approach to re-opening.

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Coronavirus: Independent cinemas unlikely to open before September
31-May-2020

Independent cinemas have - like other entertainment venues across the UK - been closed since March because of the coronavirus lockdown. But while some owners are keen to welcome audiences as soon as possible, many have concerns about reopening too soon, for both financial and atmospheric reasons.

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Coronavirus: Smaller cinemas restart movies for post Covid-19 viewing
28-May-2020

Independent theatres are stepping up to accommodate movie-goers looking for a bit of big-screen escapism from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cineworld planning to reopen all cinemas from July
28-May-2020

CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July, it said in a statement today.

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Movie Theaters Struggle to Draw Crowds as Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders Ease
27-May-2020

Melanie Parker didn’t know what to expect when she reopened Sweet Onion Cinemas in Vidalia, Ga., shortly after the governor lifted the stay-at-home order. It’s been a few weeks now, and the attendance numbers are pretty dismal.

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Hoyts Australia preparing to reopen ‘within weeks’ with strict new coronavirus measures
26-May-2020

Hoyts Australia has broken the news that it is planning to reopen cinemas soon, possibly within weeks.

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Will India’s movie theatres pass the Covid-19 litmus test?
26-May-2020

The “movie theatre experience”—complete with surround sound, visual effects, flavoured popcorns and colas, and even recliners in some cases—has thrived in India despite the touch competition from OTT segment in recent years. But this time, the fight is harder as cinema owners need to deal with consumers’ psyche, which is hard to change, experts said.

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U.K. Independent Cinemas See September as Most Likely Reopening Date
26-May-2020

A survey of the sector by U.K. organization the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), found that independent cinemas felt pressure from the commercial exhibition sector and the wider film industry to open before then, when it is not financially viable or even safe for them to do so.

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Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback thanks to coronavirus
23-May-2020

Getting out of the house to enjoy dinner and a movie has been no simple task since coronavirus spread throughout the US, but some business owners have found an innovative solution to the problem -- drive in theaters.

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Australia & NZ Cinemas Update: Some Indie Venues Re-Open But Chains Will Wait For More Movies
21-May-2020

Here’s the latest update on the prospects for cinemas re-opening in Australia and New Zealand, which according to 2019 stats is the world’s ninth biggest box office market.

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Japan's Reopened Cinemas to Screen Classics 'Ben-Hur,' 'Wizard of Oz,' 'Blade Runner'
20-May-2020

Cinemas in Japan, the world's third-largest box office, suffered their worst month in decades in April, when earnings fell 96 percent. Now, they're starting to reboot — by bringing Hollywood classics like 'E.T.,' 'East of Eden,' and 'Bonnie and Clyde' back to the big screen.

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Coronavirus Impact: As movie theatres look to open shop, all hopes pinned on big-budget films
20-May-2020

As mid-sized Bollywood movies made it’s way onto OTT platforms last week, as opposed to a theatrical release on the back of a prolong lockdown across the country, multiplex operators are now preparing to start operations soon

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International Box Office: A Look At Weekend Numbers As Some Markets, Hesitantly, Go Back To The Movies
19-May-2020

Though it’s very slow going out there, some offshore markets are edging back into operations and the past weekend saw business in some of the majors, while some smaller hubs are finding patrons eager and others are just inching back to what’s available.

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When will cinemas reopen in the UK? Vue, Odeon and Cineworld plans explained
18-May-2020

UK cinemas have been closed since mid-March due to the current global situation, but the first steps are being taken for them to reopen.

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Independent cinema making the most of schedule shake-up as major chains stay shut
18-May-2020

Manawatū's independent cinema operator is swiftly adapting to alert level 2 conditions while its heavyweight competition waits out the storm.

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Around 200 Movie Theaters To Open In US Post Lockdown
17-May-2020

Some reports state that “about 200 theatres” around the U.S. might open up for business among which most of them are the drive-in theatres.

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AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas Restrict Capability by 50 % Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
16-May-2020

AMC Theatres is now the primary main movie show chain in the USA to step as much as announce a brand new coverage associated to the coronavirus outbreak. As introduced on Friday, the chain will scale back capability of their auditoriums by a minimum of 50% as of this Saturday, March 14, and persevering with by means of April 30 of this 12 months.

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Leicester's Showcase cinema announces reopening plans with easing of coronavirus lockdown
15-May-2020

The Showcase Cinema de Lux in Leicester could reopen on July 4, with limited capacity in the auditoriums. Like other cinemas and theatres, the venue had been shut since March and over recent months several major films have had their release date pushed back because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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UK Cinemas Odeon & Showcase Latest Chains Aiming For July Re-Opening
15-May-2020

UK exhibitor Odeon Cinemas, which is owned by the Wanda-controlled AMC Theatres, has become the latest chain to confirm it is aiming to re-open its venues in “early July’, depending on evolving government regulations and available movies.

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UK Cinemas Odeon & Showcase Latest Chains Aiming For July Re-Opening – Update
15-May-2020

UK exhibitor Odeon Cinemas, which is owned by the Wanda-controlled AMC Theatres, has become the latest chain to confirm it is aiming to re-open its venues in “early July’, depending on evolving government regulations and available movies.

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Majority Of Moviegoers Will Return To Cinemas If COVID-19 Safety Guidelines Are In Place, EDO Survey Finds
15-May-2020

Good news for big circuits AMC, Regal and Cinemark and other movie theaters hoping to return to business in late June or early July. According to an updated EDO moviegoer study titled “Movie Theaters and Social Distancing,” 75% of respondents said they were more likely to return to cinemas upon their reopening when Tenet, Mulan and Russell Crowe’s Unhinged hit — if movie theaters implement certain safety measures.

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First look at Dubai's new rooftop experience: drive-in cinema at Mall of the Emirates
14-May-2020

Taking a page out of the 1980s, Dubai will soon be launching a drive-through cinema. It will be on the roof of the Mall of the Emirates, and has been developed in response to Covid-19.

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Every firm should be judged on individual basis, says cinema owner
13-May-2020

The owner of the Movie House cinema chain believes that if the public is not given controlled areas to spend time with their family or friends as the lockdown is lifted then 'we will lose control'.

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Coronavirus: Dominion Cinema plans for July reopening
13-May-2020

The owner of one of the oldest cinemas in Scotland says he hopes to be able to reopen its doors in mid-July.

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Norway’s Top Exhibitor On How They Successfully Re-Opened Cinemas Following COVID-19 Closures
13-May-2020

This weekend saw Norway become one of the first European countries to allow cinemas to re-open after it began to lift its coronavirus lockdown. Eager eyes were trailed on the Scandi nation, with exhibitors keen to find out if audiences would return, or if virus safety measures would prove off-putting.

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Vue sets out cinema reopening plan with physical distancing
13-May-2020

Vue has laid out a plan to reopen cinemas using physical distancing measures, as soon as the government gives the green light.

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Immersive cinema: Could new technologies fuel a post-Coronavirus renaissance?
11-May-2020

While side-wall projection and immersive audio are bringing fresh dimensions to the cinema experience, 3D looks like it might have peaked (again). With movie theatres currently closed around the world, David Davies considers the emerging technologies that could help encourage cinemagoers to return post-lockdown.

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UK Government Sets Tentative Cinema Re-Openings For July 4
11-May-2020

The UK government has published its COVID-19 recovery strategy, with cinemas given a provisional green light to re-open 'no earlier than July 4.'

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Reopening Texas: Movie theater steps into spotlight, among the first to reopen in Houston area
08-May-2020

The lights, camera and popcorn machines are back in action at the Star Cinema Grill at Baybrook Mall,USA.

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Messages of support for Aberfeldy's Birks Cinema as cash-flow is crippled by virus
08-May-2020

The actors Alan Cumming and Dougray Scott, and the Scots Makar Jackie Kay have given their support to a fundraising appeal to help The Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy re-open.

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Cinemas yet to decide if they'll re-open during COVID-19 alert level 2
07-May-2020

As New Zealand waits to hear the Government's announcement on when the country moves to COVID-19 alert level 2, whether or not cinemas will be able to reopen remains unclear.

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‘Cinema Reopening Kit’ Announced by Vista Cinema; Innovative Technology Supports Cinemas as They Reopen
07-May-2020

Vista Cinema, the world leader in cinema management software solutions, today announced its ‘Cinema Reopening Kit’, with the aim of supporting cinemas as their doors begin to reopen. The kit includes a series of products, features and suggestions that exhibitors can utilize as they adapt their cinemas and resume business. There is a strong emphasis on a self-serve, contactless experience, to keep both moviegoers and staff safe and comfortable, providing a blueprint into what the future of moviegoing could look like.

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What economic recovery looks like from the view of a business owner
07-May-2020

Two companies — a restaurant and a movie theater chain — shuttered by the pandemic are weighing more than just the financial benefits, but also the social costs, of their plans to reopen.

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Exhibitors Facing Challenges as Some German States Reopen Cinemas
07-May-2020

Cinemas in a number of German states are set to reopen in May after being shuttered since mid-March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the decision has led to complications for theater owners.

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UK Cinemas Start Moves To Open In Mid-June
06-May-2020

Movie theaters in the United Kingdom are making plans to open as soon as mid-June. As the worldwide coronavirus pandemic continues, many are beginning to realize things will be altered in the aftermath.

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How Nordic cinemas have been navigating the Covid-19 crisis
06-May-2020

With Sweden’s anti-lockdown approach and other Nordic territories set to re-open venues earlier than other parts of the world, the international film industry can look to the Nordics for examples of how to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Hong Kong Cinemas Allowed To Reopen as Coronavirus Recedes
05-May-2020

Cinemas in Hong Kong will be allowed to reopen from Friday as part of a phased relaxation of social distancing measures in the city. The move was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the city’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, after a meeting of the Executive Council.

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Social distance cinema: drive-in theatres boom – in pictures
05-May-2020

With the widespread closures of cinemas as part of measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, drive-in movie theatres around the world, where social distancing is guaranteed, have been enjoying new-found popularity

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Coronavirus cases increase in Texas following reopening of cinemas
05-May-2020

The number of coronavirus cases in Texas increased over the weekend, following an initial loosening of restrictions by Governor Greg Abbott last Friday (May 1) allowing cinemas and select businesses to reopen.

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How Movie Theaters Are Redefining Sanitation Standards Post-Covid-19
04-May-2020

With some cinemas in the state of Texas returning to business, movie theaters around the world find themselves in the process of reviewing their cleaning and sanitation standards to once again welcome staff and patrons.

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Going Back to Cinema Halls: Reigniting Love for Movies in a Post Corona World
04-May-2020

When the Lumiere Brothers screened the first moving images in 1896, viewings were meant to be for a large public gathering under one roof. The understanding was that it could promote the community experience, and shared living could give a new form of commercially viable entertainment.

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Texas Movie Theaters Require Health Checks At The Door As Reopening Begins
03-May-2020

The movie theaters in Texas attempting to reopen in the coming days will require rigorous health checks, as well as other safety measures.

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Was That a Cough? Going Back to the Movies in Texas
02-May-2020

A few movie theaters in Texas opened on Saturday, early experiments in back-to-normal living after a long coronavirus lockdown.

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Cinemas to reopen in Ireland on August 10th
02-May-2020

Cinemas will not reopen in Ireland until August 10th, according to new guidelines set out by the government last night.

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Surviving the Cinema restart
01-May-2020

It's a difficult time for cinema owners. Small or large, the stress from the uncertainty ahead of us can be debilitating. Being a cinema operator myself, I must admit I too have been a bit paralysed like a kanagaroo in headlights.

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Coronavirus: Vilnius turns its airport into a drive-in cinema
30-Apr-2020

Lithuanian capital Vilnius has put a fresh twist on the trend of drive-in cinemas - hosting one at the city's airport! With nearly all flights scrapped due to COVID-19, the airport teamed up with the Vilnius International Film Festival. The first movie was the Oscar-winning South Korean drama Parasite on Wednesday (April 29).

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Drive In Cinema - The New Normal!

Tel Aviv’s drive-in theatre reopens for Tu B’Av
10-Aug-2020

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has partnered with Tel Aviv Cinematheque to reopen a former drive-in theatre in Tel Aviv, Israel, to celebrate Tu B’Av – also known as ‘Jewish Valentine’s Day’. Two romantic movies – La Belle Époque and Zero Motivation – were screened on 5-6 August 2020, exclusively for DigiTel Resident Card holders

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Aberfeldy cinema lines up 10 movies catering for all at first ever drive-in at Wade's Park
04-Aug-2020

With space for 600 cars over the weekend, hundreds of residents are set to enjoy the entertainment on offer.

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Let's Go Hydro adds second outdoor cinema screen making it first of its kind in Ireland
04-Aug-2020

Let's Go Hydro have added a second 10-metre outdoor cinema screen to their drive-in cinema, making it a permanent offering within the Let's Go Hydro resort.

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The Drive-In in Pictures: ‘Isolation Entertainment’ Arrives in London
07-Jul-2020

We’ve gone back to the future. The drive-in cinema, popularised in 50s America and romanticised since Grease became The Word, is now summer 2020’s hottest ticket as we all seek new COVID-secure forms of entertainment.

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Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit to feature a drive-in cinema
01-Jul-2020

In partnership with Reel Cinemas and Brag Events, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit is set to begin showcasing movies at its first drive-in cinema next week.

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I went to New York City's only drive-in movie theater which opened during the pandemic — here's what it was like
28-Jun-2020

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Carlisle set to host big movie drive-in event next month
17-Jun-2020

Film-lovers are in for a treat next month as an outdoor drive-in cinema comes to the city on a nationwide tour.

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Behind The Scenes At The World’s Grandest Drive-In Cinemas
14-Jun-2020

Drive-in cinemas in England never took off in the same way as they did in the U.S. Considered uncouth and unnecessary, drive-ins and drive-throughs are rare in the U.K. Our cars are smaller anyway.

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Outdoor Cinemas To Re-Open In England From June 15
10-Jun-2020

UK PM Boris Johnson is set to announce that outdoor venues in England including open-air cinemas can re-open from Monday (June 15).

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New 'Drive and Dine' drive-in cinema launching in eight locations
08-Jun-2020

If you've been missing trips to the movies then listen up because a new drive-in cinema experience is launching, from the team behind Pub in the Park as well as celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.

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A drive-in cinema with 40ft screen in Colchester in reopening next month
04-Jun-2020

A drive-in cinema with a 40ft screen will reopen to the public next month. For the past few months, cinemas have been shut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we will soon be able to enjoy a big screen experience.

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An amazing new drive-in cinema is coming to Knebworth House this July
01-Jun-2020

A brand new drive-in cinema is coming to Hertfordshire this July. Since the Covid-19 lockdown, film fanatics have been missing the cinemas but one of the UK's leading open-air cinema is launching a new venue at Knebworth House.

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Greece’s Outdoor Cinemas Open Offering Post-covid-19 Relief
01-Jun-2020

Open-air cinemas across Greece are opening their doors to the public starting June 1 running on a 70 percent capacity with open bars and no breaks.

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Daisy Duke's drive-in cinema on its way to Bradford
01-Jun-2020

A TOURING drive-in cinema is going to set up in Bradford during a three-month trip across the North of England.

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How drive-in raves and cinemas will work in the UK
30-May-2020

Social distancing has put a stop to some things we love like gigs and trips to the cinema, but some companies are looking at how to be creative - by setting up drive-in events to make the most of the summer weather.

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Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback thanks to coronavirus
23-May-2020

Getting out of the house to enjoy dinner and a movie has been no simple task since coronavirus spread throughout the US, but some business owners have found an innovative solution to the problem -- drive in theaters.

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Drive-in cinema to be held at the iconic Harland and Wolff site next month
21-May-2020

More than 10,000 people have shown interest in a huge drive-in cinema event set for Belfast’s Titanic Quarter next month.

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Popcorn, palm trees and face masks: Cannes rolls out drive-in cinema amid coronavirus threat
21-May-2020

The Riviera resort of Cannes should have been playing host to the world's biggest names in film. Instead, with its annual film festival postponed and the red carpet rolled up, locals made do with a drive-in cinema in a beachfront car park.

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French cinemas get heated over lockdown drive-in
19-May-2020

French cinema owners are up in arms because a drive-in film festival is beating the country's lockdown while they are forced to stay closed.

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Around 200 Movie Theaters To Open In US Post Lockdown
17-May-2020

Some reports state that “about 200 theatres” around the U.S. might open up for business among which most of them are the drive-in theatres.

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First look at Dubai's new rooftop experience: drive-in cinema at Mall of the Emirates
14-May-2020

Taking a page out of the 1980s, Dubai will soon be launching a drive-through cinema. It will be on the roof of the Mall of the Emirates, and has been developed in response to Covid-19.

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Social distance cinema: drive-in theatres boom – in pictures
05-May-2020

With the widespread closures of cinemas as part of measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, drive-in movie theatres around the world, where social distancing is guaranteed, have been enjoying new-found popularity

source: heguardian.com - Read more...

Back to the future: are drive-in theaters the future of safe cinema trips?
05-May-2020

Most of America’s cinemas have gone dark in the coronavirus pandemic, but attendance at the Ocala drive-in in Florida is surging.

source: theguardian.com - Read more...

Coronavirus: Vilnius turns its airport into a drive-in cinema
30-Apr-2020

Lithuanian capital Vilnius has put a fresh twist on the trend of drive-in cinemas - hosting one at the city's airport! With nearly all flights scrapped due to COVID-19, the airport teamed up with the Vilnius International Film Festival. The first movie was the Oscar-winning South Korean drama Parasite on Wednesday (April 29).

source: euronews.com - Read more...

Back to the future: are drive-in theaters the future of safe cinema trips?
29-Apr-2020

Most of America’s cinemas have gone dark in the coronavirus pandemic, but attendance at the Ocala drive-in in Florida is surging.

source: theguardian.com - Read more...

Iran’s First Drive-in Cinema Launched amid COVID-19 Pandemic
29-Apr-2020

For the first time in the Islamic Republic of Iran a movie will be screened for the audience at a drive-in cinema.

source: ifpnews.com - Read more...

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