Romania Filmmakers Launch Campaign to Stop Cinema Closures

Romanian filmmakers have launched a campaign to save the country’s fast disappearing single screen cinemas.

The campaign — ‘Save the Big Screen’ — aims to prevent the further closure of state-owned theaters and rebuild a network of urban art house cinemas to help revive the distribution of domestic films.

More than 400 cinemas have closed down since Romania’s revolution 25 years ago, leaving the country with just 30 single screen, downtown theaters and more than three quarters of towns and cities without a cinema.