Israel's movie theaters will remain closed until at least the end of July over coronavirus fears and lack of new film releases available for screening, the country's largest cinema operator said on Tuesday.
Cinema City CEO Avi Edri told Ynet last week the cinema operator was set to reopen all its branches on July 9, with the first film to be screened was the latest live action remake of Scooby-Doo.
"We are making great efforts to accumulate quality content and new films that will be on offer as soon as the complexes reopen," said Cinema City in a statement. "The complexes will be reopened in accordance with the Health Ministry's guidelines," it added.
"Changes to seating arrangements and screening times will be made in order to ensure fun and safe recreational activity."
The company said the new date for reopening the movie complexes has not been set and will be decided on in the next two weeks.
Among big cinematic releases expected to be released at the end of July and early August are Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" and Christopher Nolan's "Tenet."