Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the world and the movie exhibition industry with widespread social and economic effects. The Company temporarily closed its theatres in the U.S. and Latin America during March of 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak. During that time, the Company implemented various cash preservation strategies, including, but not limited to, temporary personnel and salary reductions, halting non-essential operating and capital expenditures, negotiating modified timing and/or abatement of contractual payments with landlords and other major suppliers, and the suspension of its quarterly dividend.

Throughout 2020 and 2021 the Company reopened theatres as local restrictions and the status of the COVID-19 pandemic would allow. All of the Company's domestic and international theatres were reopened by the end of the fourth quarter of 2021. The industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is still underway and is contingent upon the volume of new film content available, as well as the box office performance of new film content released, consumer sentiment in returning to movie theaters and government restrictions. The industry is also adjusting to the evolution of the exclusive theatrical window, competition from streaming platforms, supply chain constraints, inflationary impacts and other economic factors.

Restructuring Charges

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”) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Restructuring Plan primarily included a headcount reduction at its domestic corporate office and the permanent closure of certain domestic and international theatres. The Company paid approximately $0.4 related to previously accrued restructuring costs during the six months ended June 30, 2022. The Company recorded a $0.2 reduction to previously accrued restructuring costs during the six months ended June 30, 2022 related to the settlement of facility closure costs for certain theatres. The remaining accrued restructuring costs of $0.8, which are primarily related to facility closure costs, are reflected in accounts payable and accrued expenses on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2022.