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.
The City Drive-In on the iconic Lycabettus Hill overlooking the capital has been drawing large numbers of movie lovers since screenings began last Friday. More City Drive-Ins are expected to crop up this summer, which apart from the outdoor experience they offer are also convenient as audiences don't have to worry about social distancing requirements.
"The malls will be opened last" That was stated by the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev in front of reporters.
"The time will come for the opening of sports halls", he said..
According to him, the order clearly states that all anti-epidemic measures must be followed, including social distance.
For cinemas, up to 30% of the capacity of the venue is allowed.