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AMC to reopen more theaters in the United States

AMC to reopen more theaters in the United States

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 19th, 2020
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc AMC.N, the world's largest theater chain, said on Monday it plans to open more cinemas in the United States this week, offering some hope to an industry hammered by pandemic restrictions and sending its shares up 24%.
Regal Movie Chain Will Close All 536 U.S. Theaters On Thursday

Regal Movie Chain Will Close All 536 U.S. Theaters On Thursday

By: Bill Chappell
Source: NPR
Date of Publication: October 5th, 2020
More than 7,000 movie screens will be dark in the U.S. this weekend as the Regal theater chain said it will shut down all 536 locations on Thursday.
Mars partners with Disney for Halloween short film series amid altered holiday

Mars partners with Disney for Halloween short film series amid altered holiday

By: Tatiana Walk-Morris
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: October 9th, 2020
Candy maker Mars is sponsoring the Bite Size Halloween series, which showcases short films to help families celebrate Halloween.
Disneyland reopening on hold as California delays theme park guidelines

Disneyland reopening on hold as California delays theme park guidelines

By: Lisa Richwine
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 2nd, 2020
California's health secretary on Friday agreed to hear more input from theme park operators before issuing reopening guidelines, a step that further delays Walt Disney Co's DIS.N plans to welcome visitors back to Disneyland.
Cineworld brings down curtain on U.S., UK theaters; 45,000 jobs hit

Cineworld brings down curtain on U.S., UK theaters; 45,000 jobs hit

By: Muvija M, Yadarisa Shabong
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 5th, 2020
Cineworld CINE.L, the world's second-biggest cinema chain, will close its UK and U.S. movie theaters this week, leaving as many as 45,000 workers unemployed for the foreseeable future as it fights to survive a coronavirus collapse in film-making and cinema-going.
Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks unit employees due to coronavirus hit

Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks unit employees due to coronavirus hit

By: Lisa Richwine
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 29th, 2020
Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday it will lay off roughly 28,000 employees, mostly at its U.S. theme parks, where attendance has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in California where Disneyland remains closed.
Scorsese, Eastwood say U.S. movie theaters may not survive pandemic

Scorsese, Eastwood say U.S. movie theaters may not survive pandemic

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 30th, 2020
Oscar-winning film directors James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese joined forces with movie theater owners on Wednesday in an appeal for financial help, saying they feared for the future of the industry.
Disney, signaling coronavirus effects will last well into next year, announces months-long delays for its biggest movies

Disney, signaling coronavirus effects will last well into next year, announces months-long delays for its biggest movies

By: Steven Zeitchik
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: September 24th, 2020
Disney massively overhauled its release calendar Wednesday, delaying its biggest films until well into 2021, a sign that the entertainment company has determined there is little future for theatrical moviegoing in the United States while the coronavirus pandemic remains unchecked..
Advertisers Seek Right to Cancel TV Spending as Pandemic Roils Fall Season - WSJ

Advertisers Seek Right to Cancel TV Spending as Pandemic Roils Fall Season

By: Alexandra Bruell
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 2nd, 2020
Concerned about the NFL season and a dearth of new entertainment, marketers want flexibility.
Pepsi creates team-specific videos, contests and packaging for homebound NFL fans _ Marketing Dive

Pepsi creates team-specific videos, contests and packaging for homebound NFL fans

By: Tatiana Walk-Morris and Chris Kelly
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: September 11th, 2020
As many teams cannot host fans in-person due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pepsi seeks to celebrate at-home team spirit with the contests, packaging and digital hubs for each team.