Beyoğlu Movie Theater reopens
In an opening ceremony, one of the partners of the movie theater, Cem Altınsaray, said the cinema was about to be closed down because of its debts to the film sector.
“People who opened this movie theater many years ago wrote a farewell with tears. Then I started a chain on social media to raise public awareness. I asked help from the founder of FilmLoverss, Utku Ögetürk, and he helped me,” he said.
Altınsaray said they initiated a loyalty card campaign, in which “viewers get the chance to see more than one film.” “Then we looked for a sponsor and Midwood helped us,” he added.
He said they worked hard with a crowded team and finished the restoration in three weeks.
The movie theater will host more than 250 viewers at a time, Altınsaray added.