U.S. Movie Theater Owners Applaud Senate Passage of Relief Package

Published on Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Movie Theater Owners Applaud Senate Passage of Relief Package

The National Association of Theatre Owners commended the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan agreement to provide economic relief to the exhibition business and other industries that have had to close their doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Senate leaders and the White House reached a deal early Wednesday morning on a $2 trillion stimulus package, which includes a large increase in unemployment insurance and hundreds of billions of dollars to aid companies harmed by the coronavirus pandemic.

“With this aid, movie theaters can get through this crisis confident in being able to re-open, knowing their vital, trained workforce is able to weather this pandemic and have jobs waiting for them when it is safe to reopen,” the trade group said.

“We are grateful for the work of Congress and the Administration and those, in and out of the entertainment industry who have supported our efforts on behalf of this industry that

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Author: Dave McNary