Impending cinema closures leads to rise in attendance

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News that the latest round of restrictions would see cinemas closed for most of March has been followed by a surge in attendance figures ahead of the regulations coming into effect on March 3, with numbers tripling between one weekend and the next.

Cinemas are open until March 3 this month. According to the new restrictions, from then until March 28, cinemas will close, as will other indoor public events, religious services and other gatherings.

The seven most popular movies of the weekend of February 19-21 brought 10,455 views, whereas last weekend, the figure stood at 29,085 views.

The previous weekend's most successful film had been a thriller, "Wrong Turn", last weekend's most-viewed movie was a children's animation, "Tom and Jerry", from director Tim Story, which garnered 16,991 views on its own, i.e. more than the next six-most popular movies combined.

The second most popular film was playwrite Florian Zeller's "Father", which brought 3,296 people to the cinemas over the weekend. In third place came Dmitri Datshenko's fantasy film "The Last Hero: The Root of Evil".

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Editor: Roberta Vaino

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