Cine Fix | Αthens | To October

The Municipality of Iraklio Attica is offering a unique cinematic experience in the cool park setting of Ktima Fix. Showcasing a selection of beloved Greek and foreign classic films for both adults and children, screenings at Cine Fix will start at 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Plot thickens over fate of Ideal and Astor cinemas

The future of the Ideal and Astor, two of the Greek capital's historic movie theaters, looks uncertain amid speculation over the intentions of the owner of the buildings housing the cinemas, the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA). In a recent statement, EFKA allayed the concerns of cinema owners and audiences, saying that "no change of use is under consideration" for the venues.

Untold Festival | Athens | January 26 – February 1

Dedicated to Greek movies that never make it outside the festival circuit and into cinemas, the Untold Film Festival is a new initiative by the NGO Notraditional and the Trianon theater (, running from January 26 to February 1. According to the organizers, some 30 Greek films make it into theaters on average every season, even though the actual output is much greater than that.

Number of movie halls, audiences falling in Turkey

The number of movie halls has decreased by 11.1 percent, while the number of cinema audiences decreasing by 27.9 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) has said.

According to the country's official data institute, the number of cinema halls dropped from some 2,698 to some 2,398 in a year across Turkey.

Turkish cinema audience shrinks due to pandemic

Turkish movie theaters lost more than half of their audience in 2020 because of the closure of venues as a result of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The loss in audience numbers in 2020, a year that people had to stay at home, stood at 69.5 percent, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

2020: A hard year for culture and arts in Turkey

2020 was undeniably the hardest one for culture and arts in Turkey, as it was all over the world, due to COVID-19 pandemic. The State Theaters (DT), State Opera and Ballet (DOB), the choirs affiliated with the Culture and Tourism Ministry, regional orchestras and movie theaters had to pull the plug on all their events in March when the virus was first seen in Turkey.

More people go to theaters, as number of cinemagoers drop

The number of people going to theaters increased, while the number of cinemagoers took a nosedive when compared to the previous year in Turkey, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) showing statistics for 2019 released yesterday showed.

The number of moviegoers in the country decreased by 12.8 percent compared to 2018, a drop to around 56.5 million during the year.