Cineworld to close all UK and US venues putting thousands of jobs at risk

World’s second-biggest cinema chain to close 536 US theatres and up to 130 UK sites amid Covid-19 crisis

Britain’s biggest cinema chain, Cineworld, is to shut all its UK and US venues, putting up to 5,500 jobs in Britain at risk, after the latest James Bond movie was delayed into next year.

Cineworld, which owns the Regal cinema and Picturehouse chains, is understood to be preparing to announce plans to close all its 127 theatres in the UK as soon as Monday. It is also closing all its 536 Regal cinemas in the US.

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