I love the cinema

The People of the Book are not afraid of a long trek for a good movie.

By ALON KUPERERD
February 25, 2016 15:35
2 minute read.
Israel cinemas

Cinema screens by city, 2005 - 2015. (photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR ISRAEL STUDIES)

 
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Who doesn’t love the cinema? The massive silver screen, the exciting movies, the dark, the smell of popcorn, and… the accessibility? In the past there were plenty of movie theaters throughout Israel’s city centers and local neighborhoods. There were theaters near one’s home, and one could easily and quickly reach them. With the decline of city centers and emergence of shopping malls during the 1990s, city cinemas also declined, to be transformed into multi-screen complexes located within these malls. During the 2000s movie theaters underwent another evolution, turning into multiplex cinemas with dozens of screens, alongside various other forms of commerce – usually near the outskirts or actually outside of the city.

A romantic stroll to the movie theater is no longer practical; rather, one must get into the car or board the bus and take a journey to the massive complex.

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