Cinema has got an important role in the life of any
society. The cinema has become the part of the modern way of life. There is no denying the
fact that the cinema is an excellent vehicle of culture. Its possibilities are unlimited.
In the earliest years of the cinema its power to show the contemporary events was
recognized and appreciated. More than anything else this unique quality secured popularity
for the film as a new form of instruction and entertainment. That’s why the cinema is
considered to be one of the best ways of spending one’s leisure time.
There are a lot of different kinds of films,
theatrical films, horror films, thriller films, popular science films, mystery films,
documentaries, animated cartoons. Besides the films may be color or black and white,
full-length or short, sound or silent, dubbed in mother tongue, three-dimension or wide
We can see films either in the cinema or on TV. As
I am often short of time, I have practically no time for going to the cinema. For this
reason I watch films on TV more frequently. But sometimes I manage to go to the cinema. I
prefer feature films and amusing comedies. I want to relax a little bit, sometimes to have
a good laugh. But at the same time I am fond of true-to-life films describing the life of
ordinary people, their feelings and problems. Such films move me deeply, they arose the
feelings or sympathy or hatred for the heroes. As a rule such films have a deep and
lasting impression upon me.
A modern cinema programme contains advertisements,
which are usually shown before the film and are often worth seeing.
In Great Britain and USA the cinemas/movies/ sell
more than one billion tickets a year.
Movies are shown on TV and can be rented or
purchased as a videotape recording. Nowadays people are equipped with video recorders in
Modern cinema halls are comfortable. There are many
rows with convenient seats in the hall. It’s possible for everyone to see y\the screen
vividly. The quality of the sound has changed a lot. At the present time we can meet the
highest quality dolby digital surround. Most cinemas have a refreshment rooms where cinema
goer can get a snack or a drink. American culture brought to Russia pop corn and we
can’t but eat it while watching the movie.