(LOS ANGELES) — Cineworld Group announced Sunday that it is suspending operations for its Regal Cinemas operating inside the U.S. due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Wall Street Journal reports that Regal, which reopened in August, is the second-largest cinema chain in the country. Now, Regal’s over 500 locations will be shuttering this Thursday due to a slew of expected box office hits pushing back their release dates yet again, including the latest James Bond film No Time to Die.
“We are like a grocery shop that doesn’t have vegetables, fruit, meat,” Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger said in the interview. “We cannot operate for a long time without a product.”
While Regal is the second-largest chain in the U.S., AMC is the largest.
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