The announcement comes following the news that Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” has been taken off release calendars, though its still expected to launch in 2020. Since many theater chains had hoped to peg their reopening dates to “Tenet’s” release, the move caused exhibitors to shift their plans.
Already, AMC Theatres — the country’s biggest cinema chain — has delayed plans to reopen, and now plans to resume business in mid to late August. Rival circuits like Regal and Cinemark could follow suit, especially if Disney’s “Mulan” moves off its Aug 21 release date.
Given the surge in cases of coronavirus, it’s unclear when theaters across the United States will be able to reopen to a significant degree.