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Share of Russian films in Moscow cinema theaters stands at more than 20% in 2016

December 20, 2016, 20:32 UTC+3 MOSCOW

In the cinemas which belong to the city the share of domestic films was 32.5%

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MOSCOW, December 20. /TASS/. The share of Russian films in Moscow movie theaters was more than 20% in 2016, Alexander Kibovsky, head of Moscow Department of Culture said on Tuesday.

He was speaking at the final meeting of the organizing committee on holding the Year of Russian cinema in Moscow.

According to him, currently, there are 128 cinemas with 688 movie halls in Moscow, 12 of them are owned by the city and the rest belong to private companies. For reference, in the days of the Soviet Union there were 122 cinemas with 200 movie halls in Moscow, he said.

"This year 385 films have been screened, 83 of them are Russian and 302 are foreign," he said.

Kibovsky added that in the network of commercial cinemas the share of Russian cinema reaches 21.5-25%, and in the cinemas which belong to the city it is 32.5%.

"It's not so much as we would like, but the figure is not bad," Deputy Mayor Leonid Pechatnikov said.

Kibovsky also said that as part of the Year of Cinema his department held an event dedicated to the cinema for school graduates on June 24. The event in Gorky Park was attended by more than 20,000 graduates from 367 schools of the capital. In addition, on August 27, the Cinema Night was successfully held for the first time and it will become an annual event, Kibovsky said.

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