The 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

The 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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