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Cineworld to close 663 cinemas in US, UK as pandemic bites

By DW
06 October 2020   |   1:24 pm
Cineworld is temporarily shutting more than 650 movie theatres in the US and UK - and 45 thousand people risk losing their jobs. The world's second-biggest cinema operator said the repeated delay of the latest James Bond film was the final straw. Also in the show - ExxonMobil announces job cuts in Europe, and the Royal Opera House sells an heirloom to survive the pandemic.

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