Beijing aims at lower ticket prices

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CHINA — Beijing is planning to introduce at least 1,500 digital screens by 2010 to broaden access to cinema and cut ticket prices, the capital city’s culture bureau said Tuesday.

“The government has already begun to build community-based cinemas and projection rooms to lower ticket prices,” an official with the Municipal Bureau of Culture told the Xinhua news agency.

There are just 151 film screens in Beijing, one screen for every 100,000 people. The ministry hopes that by introducing so many new screens ticket prices will fall from their current high levels of up to $10 a show.

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