Film fans resist rain for movie fest tickets
Movie fans line up in front of the Shanghai Film Art Center to snap up tickets for the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival yesterday, the first day tickets went on sale. The festival will be held from June 11 to 19 and screen more than 200 foreign and domestic films.
DESPITE the rainy weather, both group and individual ticket sales for the upcoming 14th Shanghai International Film Festival are going well.
Tickets ranging from 40 yuan (US$5,88) to 60 yuan went on sale yesterday at 24 cinemas around the city, including the Shanghai Film Art Center, Stellar Cinema City and Cathay Theater.
With the theater network booking system, movie buffs can buy tickets for any screening at any of the 24 authorized theaters. They can also purchase tickets online or via cell phone.
Many movie fans came to the Shanghai Film Art Center – the festival’s main site early yesterday morning and waited in a long queue to snap up tickets for the film fest.
Zhu Yonggang, a local university student, bought tickets for the 3D documentary film “Pina,” which is about the late German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch.