ANCINE (National Film Agency) and the Ministry of the Economy are studying the end of the policy of half-price tickets in cinemas, museums and theaters in Brazil.
The agency in question recently opened a public plea on the feasibility and effects of the mandatory policy. The ME was in favor of canceling these cultural rights.
According to ANCINE itself, this articulation came in response to declining sales of full-value tickets – the percentage of which was isolated to just 21.6% last year.
However, the idea comes up against a huge problem: the value of the tickets. According to the director of PROCON-SP and the Secretary for Consumer Defense, Fernando Capez, the withdrawal of this consumer right does not present any guarantee that the price of tickets will be reduced.
“It is a question of withdrawing a consolidated right of consumers. There is no guarantee that [a decisão] lead to cheaper tickets, ”he commented.
The half-price policy for students, people with disabilities and disadvantaged young people, aged 15 to 29, was implemented in 2013 and is an asset to encourage the consumption of culture in Brazil. For the elderly, this right has existed since 2003 and is enshrined in the Statute for the Elderly. The information comes from the forum.
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