the Printemps du cinema is from Sunday to Tuesday throughout France

This promotional operation is an opportunity to go and see the latest films we are talking about in theaters at a lower cost.

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Promotional poster for the operation "spring of cinema" (5 euros per screening) which takes place everywhere in France from Sunday 19 to Tuesday 21 March 2023. (PRINTEMPS DU CINEMA - FNCF)

French cinemas are organizing their traditional Printemps du Cinéma from Sunday March 19 to Tuesday March 21, 2023, with a preferential rate of 5 euros in all theaters in the country. The price of this promotional operation, which had not been reviewed “since seven years“, according to the National Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF), has increased a little (one euro more than before) due to rising costs.

We are aware of the pressure of inflation on spectators“, indicated the general delegate of the FNCF Marc-Olivier Sebbag, stressing that “the price of electricity and charges for cinemas“had also”much increased“. With this increase of 1 euro, the promotional price remains lower than the average price of a place sold in France (7.50 euros), he underlines. The same price of 5 euros will apply to the Film festival, from July 2 to 5.

Spoiled for choice

The Printemps du cinema comes just in time for some French films that have not yet sold out, such as Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire Or 2. It should also benefit buoyant films such as the latest François Ozon (My Crime)the comedy The small victories or the horror movie Scream 6as well as the theatrical release of the big winner of the Oscars Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Last year, the Printemps du Cinéma attracted 2.15 million spectators, 70% more than the previous week, and the FNCF hopes to do better this year.

The start of the year was rather promising for cinemas: according to the CNC, in the first two months, attendance rose by 40% compared to the same period last year, with 33 million admissions. Attendance, however, remained down 18.6% compared to the 2017-2019 average, before the pandemic.

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