Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2021
|Extraordinary And Unusual Items [Abstract]|
|Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic||
As the Company has previously disclosed, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the world and the movie exhibition industry. The social and economic effects have been widespread. As a movie exhibitor that operates spaces where patrons gather in close proximity, the Company continues to be significantly impacted by the pandemic. To comply with government mandates at the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company temporarily closed all of its theatres in the U.S. and Latin America in March of 2020, implemented temporary personnel and salary reductions, halted non-essential operating and capital expenditures, and negotiated modified timing and/or abatement of contractual payments with landlords and other major suppliers until its theatres reopened. In addition, the Company suspended its quarterly dividend.
As of June 30, 2021, the Company had reopened all 323 of its domestic theatres and 152 of its 198 international theatres. During the three months ended June 30, 2021, the Company showed many new releases along with some library content. Theatre staffing levels remain reduced as compared to pre-COVID levels due to reduced operating hours in certain locations and the Company’s focus on initiatives to enhance productivity. The Company also continues to limit capital expenditures to essential activities and projects. The Company continued to work with landlords and other vendors during the six months ended June 30, 2021 to extend payment terms as it reopened theatres and continues to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on the Company’s current estimates of recovery, it believes it has, and will generate, sufficient cash to sustain operations. Nonetheless, the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, adverse effects on the Company’s business, results of operations, cash flows and financial condition.
During June 2020, Company management approved and announced a restructuring plan to realign its operations to create a more efficient cost structure (referred to herein as the “Restructuring Plan”). The Restructuring Plan primarily included a permanent headcount reduction at its domestic corporate office and the permanent closure of certain domestic and international theatres.
The following table summarizes activity recorded during the three months ended June 30, 2021:
The remaining accrued restructuring costs of $5,243 are reflected in accounts payable and accrued expenses on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2021.
The entire disclosure for an event or transaction that is unusual in nature or infrequent in occurrence, or both.
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