• Short Summary

    QUEUES AT PARIS CINEMAS WERE LARGER THAN USUAL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) - THE CINEMA OWNERS HAD DECIDED TO LET FILMGOERS IN FOR NOTHING, AS A PROTEST AGAINST RISING TAXATION.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWDS OUTSIDE CINEMA
    0.04

    2.
    LV PAN FROM POSTER TO CROWDS IN QUEUE
    0.08

    3.
    SCU NOTICE OF STRIKE
    0.13

    4.
    LV PAN CROWDS OF QUEUE
    0.21

    5.
    GV ANOTHER CINEMA WITH LARGE QUEUE
    0.24

    6.
    SV PAN FROM PICTURE, ADVERTISING THE 'WOMAN IN THE CAGE' TO QUEUE
    0.30

    7.
    SV PAN SHOWING EMPTY FOYER.
    0.35

    8.
    CU SIGN ON DOOR "FULL"
    0.38

    9.
    GV CINEMA SHOWING 'GOLDFINGER' POLICE AND BARRIERS.
    0.43

    10.
    SV PEOPLE ENTER CINEMA
    0.46

    11.
    CU DITTO PAN DOWN QUEUE
    0.51

    12.
    SV INT PEOPLE ENTERING FOYER (2 SHOTS)
    0.58



    Initials JRG/S/AW/JM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: QUEUES AT PARIS CINEMAS WERE LARGER THAN USUAL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) - THE CINEMA OWNERS HAD DECIDED TO LET FILMGOERS IN FOR NOTHING, AS A PROTEST AGAINST RISING TAXATION.

    THE QUEUES STARTED UP HOURS BEFORE PROGRAMMES STARTED AND MANY CINEMAS SOON PUT UP 'HOUSE FULL' NOTICES. AT CINEMAS WHERE FILMS WERE NOT SO MUCH IN DEMAND, THE STAFF URGED PASSERS BY FROM THE FOYER TO COME IN. THERE WAS NOTHING TO PAY - EXCEPT THE CUSTOMARY TIP TO THE USHERETTE.

    OWNERS OF MOST FRENCH CINEMAS TOOK PART IN THE FREE-SHOW PROTEST TO PUBLICISE THEIR COMPLAINT ABOUT TAXATION AND TELEVISION COMPETITION. NEARLY A QUARTER OF THE ADMISSION PRICE GOES TO THE GOVERNMENT AS TAX. THE INDUSTRY, THEY SAY, IS IMPERILLED.

    NOTICES PUT UP OUTSIDE THE CINEMA HELPED ATTRACT EARLY QUEUES. 'TODAY', THEY SAID, 'EVERY FRENCHMAN IS THE GUEST OF THE FRENCH CINEMA. FIVE MILLION SEATS ARE AT YOUR DISPOSAL'.

    CINEMAS SHOWING THE JAMES BOND FILMS 'GOLDFINGER' AND 'FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE' WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO FULL UP.........FOR THE TAXMAN - A DAY OF LOW RETURNS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA27X1E4GUFTTDPJNK27GK5DOLI
    Media URN:
    VLVA27X1E4GUFTTDPJNK27GK5DOLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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