After this year of countless cancellations or postponements of scheduled cinema releases, the film world is looking forward to the release of the latest James Bond film, “No Time To Die”.
The recent update to the film's release schedule came in the form of a heavy blow to cinemas.
Cineworld, the largest theater chain in the UK and Ireland, and Regal Cinemas, the second largest in the United States, will close all theaters. This means that all 543 cinemas will be closed in the United States, while in the UK and Ireland, the cinema chain has announced that it will close 128 of theater.
James Bond's 25th film, “No Time to Die,” was postponed for release in April 2021 due to the pandemic, after it was scheduled for release in November 2020, denying cinemas one of the last chances to return this year.
Apparently, the theaters relied mainly on the Bond series to be released on time, in the hope that this would remedy the problem of poor ticket sales in recent times.
Although Cineworld has not confirmed that it will close its theaters, it said in a statement that we are considering the temporary closure of our cinemas in the UK and US. . However, “a final decision has not yet been made.”
Cineworld, in particular, reported a loss of $ 1.6 billion in the first half of 2020. AMC, the largest theater chain in the United States, had terrible results due to the pandemic.
While a postponement of the latest James Bond film has caused cinemas to close, the repercussions seem to appear in a loop, as this closure will lead to those in followed by the postponement of other films.
Disney / Pixar Ã¢ â¬ ÅSoulÃ¢ â¬ is still scheduled for theaters in November and both Ã¢ â¬ ÅWonder Woman 1984Ã¢ â¬ and Ã¢ â¬ ÅDunesÃ¢ â¬ were expected in December. However, given that the theaters' decisions to stop operating will take effect, it seems likely that these films will also be postponed.