Movie theaters, closed throughout the Corona Virus pandemic, have been formally opened since July 1. However, they’ve been unable to welcome audiences again, since there aren’t any home and international movie productions to display. The seats and corridors of film theaters nonetheless remain silent. “Unfortunately, we don’t have new movies. No movies are being shot proper now,” stated Şükrü Avşar, movie producer and proprietor of Avşar Cinema Enterprises.
Although July 1 was the official opening day for film homes, 2,829 film theaters throughout Turkey have been unable to display something. Film manufacturing in Turkey, the U.S. and Europe has stalled due to the virus – and with no productions, cinemas can provide nothing however clean screens.
Speaking to Demirören News Agency (DHA), Avşar identified that the film business had suffered a troublesome time due to the virus. He defined that that is the primary time he had seen such a phenomenon in some 45 years of work in all areas of the film business. He acknowledged: “It doesn’t matter if cinemas had opened on July 1, July 10 or Aug. 1, as a result of there aren’t any movies. It is all about what we present once we open cinemas. We might prepare film homes, depart two seats empty, take each precaution and serve our viewers in a extra problem-free and protected manner. Unfortunately, nevertheless, we don’t have a film to display. No new movies are being shot proper now. All American and European movies that might have come from overseas have additionally been canceled. We don’t have an issue opening film theaters, we will do it, however we don’t have movies,” he stated.
“I assume there is not going to be a lot motion in cinemas till November,” he famous, including that they normally began to acquire extra audiences as of November, as the college yr will get underway and the climate begins to get colder: “In November, some of the viewers will return. If we give them just a few good movies in a row, one thing can occur. But I don’t assume it’s ever going to be like final yr or the yr earlier than,” he stated. Underlining that the film business has normally carried out higher in July and August than in September and November, Avşar stated that they have been probably to make losses in July, August and even September in the meanwhile.
Avşar additional acknowledged that they weren’t contemplating screening older movies till new ones arrived: “We aren’t planning on screening outdated movies. I don’t assume the viewers will come to the cinema to see movies they’ve watched earlier than or memorized from seeing on TV daily. The pandemic interval has been very difficult and unhealthy for the cinema business. Everything is unsure and our staff are at risk of dropping their jobs. I’m fascinated about closing seven to eight places and never reopening them in any respect as a result of our working prices and bills are too heavy and we’re in no place to deal with this. We have to shrink and transfer extra cautiously. Not simply us, however your entire sector, is on this scenario.”