Cinemas will screen films this weekend to protest against the closing of theaters.

Updated: Mar 18, 2021

Cinemas will screen films this weekend to protest against the closing of theatres

About twenty cinemas in France plan to "show films" to the public this weekend.


Braving the bans, film screenings could take place this weekend. A "symbolic action" to protest against the closure of theaters due to the health crisis, announced two professional associations on Thursday, March 11.


"We are all tired of living with ersatz (culture), there is this weariness, this sadness, this lack of cinemas", said director Clément Schneider, co-president of Acid. The actions of this weekend, "completely complementary" to the theater occupations which are multiplying in France, should make it possible to denounce "the stubborn refusal of the government to reopen places of culture", he added.


Movie theaters closed for the first time a year ago. They reopened only between the two lockdowns and have a total of more than 240 days of closure, recall the National Group of Research Cinemas (GNCR) and Acid (Association of independent cinema for its distribution).


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