Coronavirus: Cineworld to close in Falkirk

Cineworld has announced plans to close all of its UK cinemas in the coming days.

The move comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to avoid public venues.

The chain, which has a cinema in Falkirk’s Central Retail Park, is just one of the operators shutting its screens amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Odeon screens will also be closing.

Cineworld in Falkirk will close, along with others across the UK, due to the coronavirus pandemic

Cinema UK, which represents the industry, said "most UK cinema sites" would close in the coming days following the government advice.

Cineworld will begun shutting down its cinemas from Wednesday.

Mooky Greidinger, Cineworld Group chief executive, said: “At Cineworld and Picturehouse we are committed to providing safe and healthy environments for our employees and guests and have therefore made the difficult decision to close our cinemas in UK and Ireland until further notice.

“We deeply value our cinema-loving customers and have no doubt we will be serving everyone again as soon as possible with a full slate of Hollywood blockbusters and the best of independent films and content.”