Flu outbreak closes theaters in Mexico

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — With the swine flu quickly spreading, local theaters are closing in Mexico.

The swine flu outbreak in Mexico has forced the nation’s top movie-theater chains to shut down dozens of cinemas throughout the nation’s capital.

Market leader Cinepolis said Sunday its theaters in Mexico City, the surrounding state of Mexico and the northern state of San Luis Potosi will be closed “until further notice.” Cinepolis rival Cinemex also has closed numerous theaters in the region until at least Tuesday.

Read more at Yahoo News.

Comments (3)

moviebuff82 on April 29, 2009 at 1:45 am

This is terrible news for the cinema industry in Mexico. Even studios that are based in the country will be affected by this crisis. They should implement measures here in America to teach moviegoers about the dangers of a flu pandemic.

MPol on April 30, 2009 at 4:42 am

Good points, Justin Fencsak. Thanks.

tcjarvik on April 30, 2009 at 5:28 am

AMC used to own theaters in Mexico. In November 2008, AMC sold its subsidiary Cinemex for $315 million. Once the incubation period passes, things should be good to go and the theaters should reopen.

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