‘We will survive, we just need movies’ says Vue cinema boss

Tim Richards says delay of new Bond film pulled the rug out from under many cinema chains

The boss of the UK’s third largest cinema chain has a simple solution to the industry’s Covid-19 crisis. “We will survive, we just need movies,” says Tim Richards, chief executive of Vue.

The postponement last week of the latest James Bond film release triggered an existential crisis in British cinema that means by Friday a fifth of cinemas across the UK will either be closed or operating on weekend-only hours.

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