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RM20 ticket "stupid"!

Writer: Ezekiel Lee Zhiang Yang


Most cinemagoers are largely unaware of the RM 20 per Hollywood movie ticket proposal

31 Dec – A random poll of more than 100 people who turned up to watch "Four Christmases" and "Outlander" last night at GSC 1 Utama and GSC Mid Valley indicated that cinema patrons are still largely unaware of the reported RM 20 per Hollywood movie ticket proposal that was in the news recently – but those who do reacted angrily at the suggestion.

More than two thirds of the respondents said they had no idea about the move to slap on a RM 20 price tag on Hollywood movie tickets next year in a proposal to protect the local film industry by the Malaysian Film Producers Association (PFM).

Many were very visibly displeased with the idea of paying RM 20 to watch a Hollywood movie, calling it "stupid" and "too expensive", others were willing to consider the option if it were a blockbuster like "Transformers". However, one thing remained obvious – none said that they would turn to local movies, preferring instead to download Hollywood movies illegally off the Internet or buy pirated discs that are readily available.

Cinema Online, 31 December 2008

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