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Mobile drive-in cinema settles in Essex to top UK ticket sales

Nightflix drive-in cinema tops U.K. & Ireland ticket sales for June, as the U.K. demonstrates its love of The Big Screen July 2 2020, London: June 15th saw the U.K. begin to emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown and as part of that first wave of lifting restrictions, drive-in cinemas were given the green light to open their gates. Nightflix Drive-In Cinema kicked-off screenings June 19th and has gone on to top UK & Ireland cinema ticket sales for June as cinemagoers have flocked to its site in Colchester. From day…

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Coronavirus: Lights to stay down on Broadway until next year

Broadway contributes billions of dollars to New York’s economy and supports almost 100,000 jobs All 41 theatres that make up New York’s performing heartland of Broadway will stay closed until next year. They have been shut since March when they closed as part of the city’s lockdown in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, in what could prove to be a terminal blow for some theatres, not to mention the careers of many who work in the industry, the Broadway league has said the curtain won’t be raised on any productions…

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UK cinema industry calls for more rent relief for operators

The UK cinema industry has called on the government to introduce a rent relief scheme to give operators more breathing space to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown. Phil Clapp, head of the UK Cinema Association, which represents cinema operators in the UK, welcomed the news this week that the government intends to allow some hospitality businesses – including cinemas – to open from 4 July. However, he added that some may not be able to reopen safely until later in the year and that operators needed financial…

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