Cineworld – which has a cinema in Chesterfield – will ‘temporarily shut’ all its UK screens amid coronavirus pandemic
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According to the Sunday Times, Cineworld chiefs have blamed the decision – which is expected to be a temporary measure until next year – on the postponement of big budget films in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Reports say the move could be confirmed in the coming week.
The company has a cinema at Chesterfield’s Alma Leisure Park.
The head of the UK Cinema Association said he feared the Cineworld closure was ‘indicative of challenges faced by the entire UK cinema industry at the moment’.
Phil Clapp said: “Although cinemas opened in July and have been able to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience, without major new titles then we understand we aren't able to get as many people out of the home as we'd like.”