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Cineworld denies Odeon talks

Cinema chain Cineworld, which reported severe financial difficulties in 2022, has denied it is looking to sell some of its cinemas to the owner of Odeon, one of its key rivals. Cineworld did, however, confirm it would listen to parties interested in purchasing the entire business. The rumours arose following reports in December 2022 that […]

January 3, 2023

UK cinema chains confirm reopening

Following the government’s green light for the next phase of lockdown lifting to go ahead next week, cinema chains Cineworld, Odeon and Vue have confirmed they will be reopening their screens across the UK. In a statement, Vue said: “We’re very excited to announce that we will be opening all our venues in England, Scotland […]

May 11, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Cinemas ‘shocked’ by Disney+ film premieres

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), representing European cinema operators, has responded to Disney’s decision to forego a cinema release for its upcoming Pixar animation Soul, and instead launch the movie straight onto its Disney+ streaming service on Christmas Day. It marks the third time during the pandemic that Disney has released a tentpole movie […]

October 13, 2020By Nik Roseveare

A quarter of Vue cinemas go part-time

Nearly a quarter of Vue’s UK cinemas will shut for three days a week in the wake of the barren movie release schedule. Twenty-one of the chain’s 87 sites will be closed from Tuesdays to Thursdays as of this week. The move is necessary “to ensure that our business is financially well-placed to withstand the […]

October 12, 2020

Cineworld shutters again

Cinema chain Cineworld has announced that it will be closing all of its 663 cinemas – 127 of which are in the UK, and 536 in the US – from October 8th. The decision puts some 45,000 jobs in limbo. The news came on the back of the latest James Bond movie, titled No Time […]

October 5, 2020By Nik Roseveare