— by Ji Yuqiao and Chen Xi: Following the reopening of cinemas for China’s eight-day National Day holidays, the Chinese mainland film industry has almost recovered to levels recorded before the COVID-19 epidemic, as moviegoers feel excited about their cinema experiences getting “back to normal.”

Official data published on Thursday by National Film Special Fund Office shows that the box office of Chinese mainland on October 1-7  has reached 3.69 billion yuan ($544 million), which ranks the second for the holiday in the Chinese film history…

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