Exhibitor to benefit from the government’s furlough scheme.

UK exhibitor Cineworld Group has reversed redundancy plans for staff who were set to lose their jobs following the widespread closure of cinemas due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The company – which operates the Cineworld and boutique Picturehouse chains – has now pledged to offer its hourly-paid employees a lifeline under the ‘furloughed’ option, which the UK government has introduced to cover 80% of staff salaries up to £2,500 per month.

In an email sent to the exhibitor’s staff last night and seen by Screen, Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger said: “Dear All, Thank you

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