Movie-Poster Tradition Still Exists In Taiwan
In this digital era, where movie going has become more about 3-D viewing and multiplexes, it is rare to find movie posters welcoming you at the theater, which earlier was the norm. However, the situation at the Chuan Mei theater in Tainan, a southern Taiwanese city is quite unlike what you will get in a multiplex elsewhere in the world.
The Big Difference
At the Chuan Mei Theater instead of computer-generated tickets and plush sofas, movie-goers are handed out hand-stamped paper tickets and are offered metal chairs to sit on. What is even more strikingly different about the theater is that is still hangs movie posters above its entrance which brings out the nostalgia among patrons.
If the tradition is being kept up at the Taiwanese theater, it is the 61-year-old Yan Jhen-fa who must be thanked for the lovely oil paintings. The old man explains that making huge movie posters is an art that requires keen observation and good scaling skills.