China plans to select 5,000 movie theatres for propaganda screenings

Vastavam web: China plans to select 5,000 movie theatres to screen propaganda films and will boost their box offices with group sales, discounted tickets and other financial backing.China’s film regulator said in a notice posted on the internet today that the policy is intended to promote specific movies at special times to create a “people’s theatre front,” a throwback to language used during the era of Mao Zedong.Chinese-made movies accounted for 54 percent of ticket sales, with baldly nationalistic action thriller “Wolf Warrior 2” topping the box office.