Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Turkish Statistical Institute has announced its cinemas and theaters statistics. The number of moviegoers in Turkey decreased by 5.4 percent compared to the 2018 same period, the number of those who prefer the theater increased 11.9 percent. On the white screen, the audience's preferences were generally in favor of local films. 60 percent of local films were seen in the cinema.
The number of movie theaters in Turkey increased by 6.2 percent in 2018 and 2017 was 2 858 thousand in total. However, the number of cinema spectators in 2018 decreased by 5.4 percent to 64 million 772 thousand 380 people were reported.
While the number of domestic film spectators was 39 million 195 thousand 881 people, the number of foreign film audience reached 25 million 576 thousand 499 people. The number of spectators watching foreign films decreased by 16 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year. It is thought that the number of films shown in local films has an effect on the increase in the number of viewers. The number of domestic films shown in 2018 increased by 19.3 compared to the previous year to 30 thousand 145, while the number of foreign films shown 35 thousand 356.
As it is known, there are no movie theaters in Ardahan and Şırnak province in Turkey.