The coronavirus forced the closure of cinemas across the country on January 24, a day before the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: ReutersThe coronavirus forced the closure of cinemas across the country on January 24, a day before the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: Reuters
The coronavirus forced the closure of cinemas across the country on January 24, a day before the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: China reopens hundreds of cinemas as virus outbreak slows, but is anybody going?

  • A fraction of China’s cinemas reopened last week, but most have seen only a trickle of customers amid lingering fears of coronavirus infection
  • Pitiful box office revenues have underlined the challenge facing Beijing as it tries to get the economy back up and running

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus forced the closure of cinemas across the country on January 24, a day before the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: ReutersThe coronavirus forced the closure of cinemas across the country on January 24, a day before the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: Reuters
The coronavirus forced the closure of cinemas across the country on January 24, a day before the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: Reuters
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