Scorsese, Eastwood, Broccoli say US cinemas may not survive pandemic

Industry figures have signed a letter saying ‘we fear for the future’ of cinemas, 69% of which could go out of business

Oscar-winning film directors James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese joined forces with movie theatre owners on Wednesday in an appeal for financial help, saying they feared for the future of their industry.

In a letter to the leaders of the US Senate and the House of Representatives, they said the coronavirus pandemic had dealt a devastating blow to movie theatres and that without funds “[cinemas] may not survive the impact of the pandemic”.

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