Swiss Senate nixes tix tax

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The Swiss Senate Tuesday rejected a government proposal for a new tax of one to two Swiss francs (60¢) per admission for films released on 50 copies or more.

Tax would have affected mostly U.S. films. The government was to use the money to subsidize smaller distributors to guarantee a wider array of films in Swiss cinemas. Exhibitors had already announced that the ticket price would have had to be raised.

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