August 24, 2020

Timid restart for US cinemas

New York (AFP) – The United States had its first real weekend back at the movies with the reopening of theater heavyweights AMC and Regal — but film fans made only a timid return in a country which continues to register more than 40,000 new cases of coronavirus a day.Leading theater operator AMC reopened 100 cinemas last week, and expects to open a further 300 within the next two weeks while Regal also opened its doors Friday but did not release figures.The country’s third largest chain, Cinemark, had begun a gradual restart on August 14 and accelerated this weekend.Several major states, firs…


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