The Daily Telegraph

Cineworld plunges silver screen into cri­sis

- United Kingdom · James Bond film series · Picturehouse Cinemas · Scala · Rainbow Theatre

The cin­ema in­dus­try faced fur­ther cri­sis as Cineworld cut up to 45,000 jobs – in­clud­ing 5,500 in the UK – and moth­balled all its Bri­tish and Amer­i­can sites. The big­gest cin­ema chain in the UK will close 127 Cineworld and Pic­ture­house the­atres from Thurs­day af­ter the lat­est James Bond block­buster was de­layed un­til next year. Mean­while Odeon un­veiled plans to cut back open­ing hours at screens across Bri­tain and the boss of Vue warned that all op­tions are on the ta­ble.

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