Paris Cinemas Closed Through Sunday, Film Fests Cancelled – Paris Attacks

UPDATED, 1:10PM Saturday: Paris’ major theater chains and art-house cinemas closed Saturday and will remain closed at least through Sunday in the wake of the Paris attacks. Film festivals have also cancelled or postponed upcoming events.

The decision by major cinema chains including Gaumont-Pathe, UGC and MK2 was expected following closures announced Saturday. The French capital remains under both a state of emergency and in mourning following Friday’s devastating multiple attacks left at least 129 people dead with hundreds injured.

Separately, a Monday preview screening of Steve Jobs and Q&A with director Danny Boyle has been cancelled at the Ciné Cité Les Halles cinema, a Universal spokeswoman confirmed.

Events such as the State of the World and Cinema festival have also been cancelled, along with a Vanessa Redgrave masterclass. Also, the Pessac Festival of History and Villeurbanne short film festival announced their postponement.

Some cinemas had initially opened Saturday morning but with art houses such as Luxour and the Forum des Images shuttering their doors, the major chains have followed suit.

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