No reopening in sight for US cinemas after federal guidelines issued


Guidelines issued at coronavirus briefing describe a phased return to activity for venues – but contain no specified timeframe

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US cinemas are no nearer reopening despite the publication of federal guidelines by Donald Trump at a coronavirus briefing on Thursday.

The guidelines specifically mentioned movie theatres as among the types of venue that would be allowed to operate “under strict physical distancing protocols” in the first phase of the White House’s plan, titled Opening Up America Again. However, no timeframe has been set, and the president has reportedly said state governors will decide when and if to put the plans into operation.

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