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[Lianghui] Should China lower the price of movie tickets? [Copy link] 中文

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Chinese directors Zhang Yimou and Feng Xiaogang say lowerticket prices are needed to attract more audiences, as they attend China's annual  in parliamentary meettings Beijing.

They made the proposal as the representatives of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which is an advisory body.

"I care about entrance prices, let's make it more affordable forpeople to watch movies in theaters," Zhang says,

"The tens of millions of people who watch the films are the backbone of the industry. Without them, Chinese films are dead," Feng says.

The cost of cinema tickets varies widely in China but it'snot unusual to pay over $7 for a ticket, a chunk of change in a country wherethe average monthly income per capita is about $200.

On the other hand, the film administration underthe State Administration of Radio, Filmand Television made another proposal just a week ago to restrict the discounted price of movie tickets to no less than 70 percent of the full price, in order to boost the box offices and "protect the Chinese film industry".

So should China lower the price of its movie tickes?
Please also share with us the cost of going to a cinema in your place.




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Post time 2012-3-7 11:18:55 |Display all floors
Photon-EMR Post time: 2012-3-7 10:51
The problem is not ticket prices: the problem is the crap movies of China.  You need to only play Ho ...

Have to disagree with you on that.

It's true that Chinese movies are no match for Hollywood blockbusters.

But as you said, if China produces so many "crap movies", why do you still charge so much? It doesn't make sense.

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Post time 2012-3-7 11:23:05 |Display all floors
Not sure about whether you should lower your ticket price. But judging from the ticket price/income percentage, I'd say you should.

BTW, it costs roughly 15 dollars in my place.
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Post time 2012-3-7 11:42:25 |Display all floors
i never go to the movies in China

notwithstanding i saw Star Wars Episode 3 about 15 times in theaters

i think that was the last time i went..

i do go in HongKong.. but they seem to be a better deal there.. anyway, theres nothing else to do there.. and they are going until about 2am

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This post was edited by 468259058 at 2012-3-7 14:14

30~100 in Jinan, Shandong province.  Sometimes, we can get 10 after discount.

Is China a market economy?
If Yes, break the monopoly and let the market decide the price, not let government decide the price.

Is it an urgent problem which need to be discussed in our National Congress.
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Post time 2012-3-7 13:34:31 |Display all floors
468259058 Post time: 2012-3-7 12:40
30~100 in Jinan, Shandong province.  Sometimes, we can get 10 after discount.

Is China a market eco ...

Well, I'd say it is urgent, at least in their eyes.

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Post time 2012-3-7 14:51:31 |Display all floors
it depends

I think it is not true to say movies cost $7 in all of China

it is also untrue that income is $200 in all of China

when accurate figures are used, perhaps a fairer price can be negotiated

overall, the most obvious problem is counterfeit

why pay for a movie when you can have it for just a few fen?
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