There were 12,408 cinemas in China at the end of 2019, almost double the number in 2015. A reduction of 40 per cent would mean nearly 5,000 cinemas could go bust as the result of the pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg There were 12,408 cinemas in China at the end of 2019, almost double the number in 2015. A reduction of 40 per cent would mean nearly 5,000 cinemas could go bust as the result of the pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg
There were 12,408 cinemas in China at the end of 2019, almost double the number in 2015. A reduction of 40 per cent would mean nearly 5,000 cinemas could go bust as the result of the pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: nearly half of China’s cinemas in danger of permanently closing due to pandemic

  • The boom times are over for China’s huge cinema industry, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing prolonged closures
  • A new industry survey suggests that 40 per cent of cinemas, almost 5,000 in total, could go bust because of losses stemming from the Covid-19 lockdown

Topic |   China economy
There were 12,408 cinemas in China at the end of 2019, almost double the number in 2015. A reduction of 40 per cent would mean nearly 5,000 cinemas could go bust as the result of the pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg There were 12,408 cinemas in China at the end of 2019, almost double the number in 2015. A reduction of 40 per cent would mean nearly 5,000 cinemas could go bust as the result of the pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg
There were 12,408 cinemas in China at the end of 2019, almost double the number in 2015. A reduction of 40 per cent would mean nearly 5,000 cinemas could go bust as the result of the pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg
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