CINEMA giant Cineworld is reportedly closing all its screens after the new James Bond film was delayed again.
It has a new cinema in The Beacon Eastbourne.
Bosses will write to PM Boris Johnson and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to say the industry is no longer viable because of the decision to postpone big-budget releases during the pandemic.
It plans to keep its 128 cinemas closed until the Spring, putting 5,500 jobs at risk.
Cinema chains had hoped that the planned release of Bond movie No Time to Die would give a huge boost.
But on Friday film studio MGM said the film, due to hit UK cinemas on November 12 having already been delayed from April, would be pushed back to next Spring.
Phil Clapp, chief executive of the UK Cinema Association, said: “The announcement is probably the most serious blow to UK cinema operators of a number of similar announcements over the past few weeks and will undoubtedly cause a significant number of cinemas to close again.”