An initiative of the EU MEDIA Programme with the support of the Italian Government
Since 1992 MEDIA Salles has been promoting the European cinema and its circulation at theatrical level
Milan, 27 December 2005
we have pleasure in informing you that the
“European Cinema Yearbook – 2005 advance edition”,
the first copies of which were distributed at the MEDIA
Capri Hollywood 2005
In this edition, MEDIA Salles – an initiative of the European
Union’s MEDIA Programme with the support of the Italian Government
– has succeeded in reporting cinema-going over the 1989-2004 period
in as many as 34 countries, thanks to the recent addition of Liechtenstein.
From the MEDIA Salles’ Yearbook it emerges that 2004 was an exceptionally
good year: the 19 countries analysed in Western Europe recorded a 6%
rise in admissions compared to 2003, whilst the 15 in Eastern and Central
Europe and the Mediterranean Rim an impressive 15%. In all, there was
a total of one billion and 75 million spectators.
A summary of the contents of the Yearbook will be published on the MEDIA Salles’ website (www.mediasalles.it) on 29 December 2005.
The cd rom of the “European Cinema Yearbook – 2005 advance edition”, produced with the support of Cinemeccanica, can be requested to the MEDIA Salles’ offices, by following the indications on the website.