16 C
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Vue Group Reduces Cinema Operations in the U.K.

The beleaguered exhibition sector in the U.K. took a further hit with Vue Cinemas switching to a weekends-only model for around a quarter of its 87 sites.

“We remain committed to ensuring that Vue has a long-term future, to protecting the livelihoods of our staff and keeping our doors open to ensure our cinemas continue to serve the communities they operate in,” a Vue spokesperson said on Sunday.

“However, from next week, we will be temporarily reducing our opening days to Friday-Monday (inclusive) at 21 out of our 87 UK sites to ensure that our business is financially well-placed to withstand the uncertainty ahead.”

“Our belief in the future of this industry is unshaken,” the spokesperson added.” “We came into this pandemic in a very strong position after a record 2019 and a record start to 2020, and we are looking forward to returning to full steam as soon as Hollywood studios start releasing the content which audiences are clamouring for.”

The carnage began with the Oct. 2 decision to postpone the release of James Bond film “No Time To Die” to Easter, 2021. Subsequently, the Cineworld group decided to temporarily suspend all their U.S. and U.K. and Ireland operations immediately after.

The AMC Theatres-owned Odeon group then switched a quarter of U.K. screens to a weekend-only model.

Last week, Vue chief Tim Richards said that he’d try and keep his cinemas open as long as possible, describing the Bond postponement as a “body blow.”

Meanwhile, U.K. distributors are gearing for a reduced-screen reality.

The affected Vue sites include the popular Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

Speak Your Mind


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get in Touch


Recommend for You

Eric Kripke Reveals the Purpose of the Buzzing Fly on ‘The Boys’

Amazon You might have noticed that the buzzing fly that got everyone’s attention in Season 1 was back very briefly during the first episode of...

How to Watch First Ladies CNN Series Online Free

CNN The key art for the CNN documentary 'First Ladies' Go inside the White House with this new documentary from CNN that chronicles the different First...

How Did Translucent Die on ‘The Boys’?

Amazon If you’re needing a refresher on how Translucent died on The Boys Season 1, read on. It’s been a year since the series first premiered on...

Riddhima and Bharat Sahni Remember Rishi Kapoor on Birth Anniversary, Share Throwback Pics

Riddhima Kapoor and husband Bharat Sahni remembered late Rishi Kapoor on the occasion on what would have been his 68th birthday.

Related Articles

Same CBI Team Handling Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case...

The Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) has filed an FIR over late actor Sushant...

Women Shaping the Future: Actress Retta on Being a...

On March 4th, Rolling Stone hosted its second annual Women Shaping the Future event,...

Hard Days for Late Night: Corden, Conan, Colbert Seek...

Bill Maher isn’t a spokesman for TV’s late-night programs, but on one recent Friday...

Lockdown diaries: Pulkit Samrat’s gluten-free recipe for Kriti Kharbanda

Mumbai: Pulkit has baked a sour dough gluten-free bread for his ladylove Kriti Kharbanda and...