Variety reports that the recent outbreak of swine flu in Mexico City may hurt the opening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the city:
20th Century Fox’s “X-Men Origin: Wolverine” is due to open Thursday but the majority of the capital’s theaters are likely to be closed.
Scores of screens owned by exhibitors Cinepolis, Cinemex, Cinemas Lumiere and Cinemark have gone dark and the remaining chains and indies are expected to follow suit. Cinepolis is also shutting theaters in the states of Mexico and San Luis Potosi.
Cinemark and Cinemas Lumiere sites are closed until further notice while others hope to re-open later this week depending on the situation.
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