Vue cinema chain is closing all 91 of its cinemas from today until further notice, in line with the Government’s advice on the Covid-19 outbreak.
Tim Richards, founder and chief executive of Vue International, said: “Since the first news of the Covid-19 outbreak, we have been doing everything we can to provide a high-quality, enjoyable and safe big-screen experience for our customers.
“However in line with the UK Government’s latest public health advice we will be closing all our 91 cinemas in the UK & Ireland from today, March 17, until further notice.
“As you would expect, we are also doing our part by putting employment policies in place so that our staff are protected and are not penalised financially.
“We want to wish all our customers and employees well during these difficult times. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back at one of our cinemas soon.”
Cineworld and Picturehouse announced earlier today the closure of all its cinemas across the UK starting from Wednesday, March 18, and in Ireland starting on Tuesday until further notice.