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Cinemark shuts its 525 theater locations due to coronavirus

by Sean P. Aune | March 17, 2020March 17, 2020 6:16 pm EDT

Cinemark, one of the three largest theater chains in the U.S., has announced that it will be closing its 525 locations until further notice.

The movie industry is going into full hibernation it seems as Cinemark joins the growing list of theaters that are closing. Regal was the first to make the announcement, followed by AMC. As movie studios have been removing films from the schedule, all of this was inevitable as they will have nothing to show theatergoers.

“Through these absolutely unprecedented and evolving times, one thing will not change, and that is Cinemark’s dedication to its team members and moviegoers,” said Mark Zoradi, Cinemark CEO. “The decision to close our U.S. theatres was incredibly tough, but we know it is the right thing to do as global Coronavirus concerns continue to escalate. We will closely monitor recommendations of national and local governmental health organizations and look forward to inviting everyone to once again enjoy experiencing the movies with Cinemark.”

With the three largest chains closed, and even films like Black Widow now moving to unknown dates, the remainder of the 2020 film year is definitely up in the air. How it plays out is definitely going to be a giant question mark.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing