Stifled by pandemic, US movie theaters send SOS

New York (AFP) – With theaters closed in New York and Los Angeles and would-be movie goers across the country choosing to stay in, US cinemas are sending out a desperate SOS — so far unanswered by Congress, local officials and studios.Regal Cinemas, the second largest chain in America, officially shut its doors on Thursday for lack of profitability, following an August reopening.It mentioned closures in New York as a major factor in its decision.”The studios really need New York City in order to get decent growth out of a movie. And without New York they can’t do that,” said Joseph Masher, ch…

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