Cineworld considering temporary closure of all its UK and US venues
Thousands of jobs at risk as cinema chain warns Covid-19 crisis has made sector ‘unviable’
Britain’s biggest cinema chain is considering shutting all its UK and US venues temporarily, after the release of the latest James Bond film was put back to next year.
Cineworld, which owns the Regal cinema and Picturehouse chains, said in a statement on Sunday: “We can confirm we are considering the temporary closure of our UK and US cinemas, but a final decision has not yet been reached. Once a decision has been made we will update all staff and customers as soon as we can.”