On the eve of the reopening of the cinemas, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, and Jacqueline Gourault, Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local and Regional Authorities, announce the publication of Decree no. 2021-602 of 17 May 2021 relating to the temporary modification of the maximum subsidy rate granted to cinematographic establishments by one or more local authorities. This decree reinforces the importance of the intervention of local authorities in favour of cinema.

Movie theatres participate in the cultural network in the territory.  As a result, nearly 70% of the population has a cinema in its agglomeration and half of the cinemas are located in agglomerations of less than 20,000 inhabitants or in rural areas.  It is an exceptional network, which participates in the French model of cinema, based on the theatrical release of films.

In order to take into account the impact of the crisis on the film sector, the Government has decided to increase the maximum rate of subsidies that local authorities can grant to cinemas from 30% to 60%. This exceptional measure, which helps to encourage the investment dynamics essential to the recovery, will apply until 1 January 2023, in order to reinforce this unique model in the world.