Leitersberg Cinemas has closed its cinema box theatre in Russia.
The cinema box, which opened in May, was shut down after the Russian authorities passed a law that bans cinemas from playing movies at midnight and other restrictions.
The film box theatre was not able to meet all the requirements, including a minimum of 10% of its audience of about 3,000 people, to be able to play movies at the cinema.
“The theatre had no operating hours, and we didn’t have any budget, so we couldn’t do anything, because we couldn.
We couldn’t get a loan,” director of Leittersberg Cinema Igor Kolesnikov told RIA Novosti news agency.”
We had to ask our partner, CinemaBox, for help to find a cinema box and to buy some more time,” he said.
Leitersheim’s cinema box was the first in the Russian capital to open with the cinema box having only been opened three years earlier.
Cinema Boxes in Russia have long been the target of restrictions on film and other film-related activities in Russia, especially in the wake of the 2010 death of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
Nemtsov, who had campaigned for greater freedom of speech, was killed in a Moscow street on February 22, 2010 after he threw a homemade bomb in a street during a rally against corruption.
The Russian authorities had earlier imposed restrictions on the theatres, but they were lifted after the protests and a nationwide ban on film-watching.
Leiitershiegh, a small town in southern Russia, has a population of around 3,300.
In recent years, the local authorities have been tightening the grip on filmgoing in the country.
Cineplexes in the nearby city of Vorkuta have also closed their doors.
In February, Russia’s Ministry of Culture said it had revoked the licence of several cinemas across the country, saying they had violated “film-related norms”.
The ministry did not specify the nature of those norms.