Movie theaters to welcome students
ISTANBULOne million Turkish students will have the opportunity to experience a trip to the movies next year within the scope of a project initiated by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.
In 25 neighborhoods of Ankara, which has been chosen as the pilot area for the project, 8,000 preschool and primary school students from 45 schools, most of whom have never gone to a movie theater, had a chance to view movies screened at the General Directorate of Cinema.
The only Turkey-Japan co-production in Turkish cinema history, “Ertuğrul 1890,” was especially popular among students.
The project aims to make a contribution to children’s social and cultural progress. The students, who went to a movie theater for the first time, sent letters to the ministry to express their happiness and excitement.
In collaboration with the Education Ministry and the Movie Theater Investors Association, the project aims to bring 1 million children to a movie theater in 2017.
New events will also be realized for students with a new protocol signed by Culture Minister Nabi Avcı and Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz.