People watching a 3D movie in a Wanda cinema in Beijing in 2015. Wanda Films, which operates 603 theatres in the country, has warned of deep losses after nearly 100 days of suspension in screenings to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg People watching a 3D movie in a Wanda cinema in Beijing in 2015. Wanda Films, which operates 603 theatres in the country, has warned of deep losses after nearly 100 days of suspension in screenings to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg
People watching a 3D movie in a Wanda cinema in Beijing in 2015. Wanda Films, which operates 603 theatres in the country, has warned of deep losses after nearly 100 days of suspension in screenings to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese cinemas ‘on their knees,’ reduced to selling popcorn, wedding packages as Netflix, streaming sites gain viewers

  • Cinema closures could double this year as lockdown leaves smaller operators in lower-tier cities on the brink, PwC says
  • Netflix and ByteDance streaming platforms have gained more members and viewers during the pandemic

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People watching a 3D movie in a Wanda cinema in Beijing in 2015. Wanda Films, which operates 603 theatres in the country, has warned of deep losses after nearly 100 days of suspension in screenings to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg People watching a 3D movie in a Wanda cinema in Beijing in 2015. Wanda Films, which operates 603 theatres in the country, has warned of deep losses after nearly 100 days of suspension in screenings to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg
People watching a 3D movie in a Wanda cinema in Beijing in 2015. Wanda Films, which operates 603 theatres in the country, has warned of deep losses after nearly 100 days of suspension in screenings to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg
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