Odeon, one of the UK's largest cinema chains, has announced that it will soon be closing some of its venues on weekdays.
The news comes just days after Universal and MGM confirmed that eagerly anticipated James Bond outing No Time to Die would not be releasing in November as planned, and will be delayed until April 2, 2021 instead.
At the weekend, Cineworld confirmed that it would be temporarily closing 128 of its establishments across the UK and Ireland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to an email sent out to Limitless subscribers, Odeon explained that it would be shuttering roughly 30 of its 120 venues, between Monday and Friday, as of October 9. They will apparently resume more regular opening times "when the big blockbusters return."
Speaking about the industry-shaking move, Vue founder and chief executive Tim Richards said: "Our problem right now is we have no movies and this was a big blow to us. We are likely going to make it through."
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