Why Movie Theater Chains Are Unlikely to Reopen Anytime Soon

”We need to get more creative because you’re not going to open up theaters for any level of regular operations anytime soon,“ box office analyst and founder of TheNumbers Bruce Nash says

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the U.S., the roadmap for theaters to draw the curtains and turn the lights on again is looking more and more precarious.

AMC Theaters, Regal, and Cinemark all this week pushed back the planned reopening dates for their theaters from early July to later in the month. That came after several major studios shuffled release dates again as states’ reopening plans remain in flux as they struggle to get the number of cases under control.

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Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams