Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson has urged US movie-goers to stay away from cinemas during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, Derrickson took to Twitter to tell people not to go and see Christopher Nolan’s new film Tenet. “Don’t go see Tenet or any other movie in a theater,” he wrote. “There, I said it.”
He added: “Speaking to my fellow Americans of course.”
Reiterating his point, Derrickson this week shared an AC Club article titled: “Please don’t go to a movie theater,” quoting an expert who says: “It’s just about the last thing I’d do right now.”
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Earlier this month, the US surpassed five million coronavirus cases – a quarter of worldwide cases.
Dr. Anne W. Rimoin and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, both infectious disease epidemiologists whose research focuses on emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), have said that going to the cinema is the “last thing” they’d do right now, especially because people should be “avoiding indoor areas.”
The cinema chain, which operates 90 cinemas in the UK and employs approximately 9,000 staff across Europe, is on course to secure the funding days after reopening some of its UK multiplexes.