Let’s go for three days of cinema at a low price. From this Sunday, March 19 to Tuesday, March 21, 2023, French cinemas are organizing their traditional Printemps du Cinéma, with a preferential rate in all theaters in the country, this year increased to 5 euros due to rising costs.
First increase in seven years
The price of this promotion was not revised
since seven years underlined the general delegate of the National Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF), Marc-Olivier Sebbag.
We are aware of the pressure of inflation on spectators he added, pointing out
the price of electricity and rates for cinemas had too
much increased .
With this increase of 1 euro, the promotional price remains lower than the average price of a sold seat in France (7.50 euros), he emphasizes. For the Film Festival, from 2 to 5 July 2023, the same price of 5 euros applies.
French movies, horror and Oscar winner
The Printemps du Cinéma comes just in time for certain French films that are not yet sold out but have been doing well for several weeks, such as Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom or Alibi com 2 .
It should also benefit good films, such as the latest François Ozon (My crime), the comedy The small victories or the horror movie Scream 6as well as the theatrical release of the grand winner of the Oscars, Everything Everywhere Everything at once .
A good start to the year 2023 for French cinemas
Last year, the Printemps du Cinéma attracted 2.15 million spectators, 70% more than the previous week, and the FNCF hopes to do better this year.
The start of the year was promising for cinemas: according to the CNC, the number of visitors increased by 40% in the first two months compared to the same period last year, with 33 million visitors.
However, turnout remained lower than the 2017-2019 average, at 18.6%, before the pandemic.