Nearly a quarter of Vue cinemas in the UK will be shut three days a week an effort to reduce costs

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Staff at a Vue Cinema wearing PPE. Photograph: Maureen McLean/REX/Shutterstock

From next week, the cinema chain will reduce its opening hours to four days a week at 21 of its 91 sites, keeping them shut on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

This comes after rival chain Cineworld announced it will temporarily close 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse sites in the UK.

The chief executive of Vue Cinemas previously said cinema chains were dealt a “body blow” by the delay to the next James Bond film, No Time To Die, until April next year.

Marvel film Black Widow, sci-fi blockbuster Dune and Jurassic World: Dominion are also among the high-profile titles that have seen release delays as a result of the global pandemic.

The Guardian

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