Monday, October 05, 2020

Regal Cinemas closes all US, UK theaters, apparently until spring 2021

Cineworld, which owns Regal Cinemas, has announced that it will close all Regal cinemas in the United States and the UK, as in this CNBC story

The decision by Disney to postpone the next Bond release into 2021 is a catalyst for the decision, but surely the unrelenting pandemic and the increasing information that large gatherings indoors are responsible for most of the spread is driving the decision.  The closures will surely last until early Spring, unless there is more rapid progress than expected on vaccines and immediate treatments, or there is some breakthrough like “rapid testing” smartphone technology (a little bit like South Korea’s or Taiwan’s approach).



“Tenet” did not do as well as hoped (and I don’t think it is quite as compelling as “Inception”).


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