CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports:

Cinemark is joining the other major U.S. exhibition circuits in shutting its doors in the face of the growing coronavirus pandemic. The chain said Tuesday it is closing all 345 of its U.S. theater effective Wednesday.

On Monday, the nation’s largest theatrical exhibition company AMC said that all 630 of its U.S. venues will close for at least six to 12 weeks starting today. Earlier in the day, AMC’s closest rival, Regal, also decided to close its entire chain until further notice.

On Monday night, before AMC shuttered, the number of theaters hitting pause due to the coronavirus response was just north of 3,000. Chains including Landmark Theatres, Cineplex Odeon and Alamo Drafthouse are also shut down.