All Regal Cinemas in the US and Cineworld Locations in the UK to Suspend Operations Until Perhaps 2021

James Bond was the straw that broke the camel's back as just days after it was announced the next Bond film was being delayed from next month to April 2021. 

NO TIME TO DIE was the second-to-last big movie tentpole still standing to release in 2020 — Warner Bros. is still holding onto its December 25 release date for WONDER WOMAN 1984 as of the publishing of this post... for now.

According to Variety:

"Cineworld is shuttering all 543 of its Regal Cinema venues in the U.S. and all cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland this coming week, just a day after James Bond film 'No Time to Die' was pushed to April 2021.

"Variety understands from sources that the chain will close all sites in both countries as early as this week, with staff notified ahead of Monday. Regal is the second largest domestic chain in the U.S., while Cineworld is the U.K.’s biggest cinema operator.

"Sources indicate a reopening date hasn’t yet been set, but cinemas could stay closed until 2021."

With Cineworld and Regal all closing until sometime in 2021, it is easily assumed that WONDER WOMAN 1984 will now change its release date once again since it will not be able to show in any of these locations.

It is sad times for the theatrical experience and we can all only hope things can, and will, get better for moviegoers at some point in 2021.