• Cinema Attendance and Cinema-Going Audience in Malaysia

    Editor(s):
    Jyotirmaya Patnaik (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    African Cinema Group, Communication Studies, Film-Philosophy, Film Studies, Television Studies
    Subject(s):
    Cinematography, Audiences, Research, Motion pictures
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Malaysian cinema, audience studies, cinema-going behavior, descriptive statistics, Cinema, Audience analysis, Audience and reception studies, Film
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/wgrr-b695
    Abstract:
    Cinema audiences’ behavior interests both industry professionals and academics. Cinema-going is still indisputably popular form of entertainment in Malaysia. This study discusses cinema-going in the era of omnipresent screens. It aims to verify Malaysians’ cinema going behaviors and the sustainability factors contributing to the Malaysian film industry. The various factors affecting cinema and movie-going behavior would include encouragement, theme, motivation, perception, gratification, and genre. The local filmmaking industry fell into a decline after 2014 based on observation of annual film production. In the context of westernization, this small market presents a challenge for the government in promoting local popular films. With the influx of genre films from abroad, Malaysian cinema is struggling to the hilt to survive. To understand this situation from the perspective of the audiences, this study, using data from surveys conducted in Malaysia in 2018, discusses the fandom of Malaysian cinema, their cinema-going behavior, and the association with their identities.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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