Many people who love watching movies and playing games in the communist country of Cuba are now upset due to stricter rules by the authorities.
The Cuban government has ordered the shutdown of premises and private homes where people had been watching 3D movies and playing videogames, stating the”3D” rooms have never been authorized and should be closed down immediately.
Many businesses that are licensed to offer food and refreshments have been letting people watch movies and play videogames in small, separate rooms in the last few years.
Business owners are now unhappy because they won’t be able to recover the money they’ve spent in their equipment. Fans of games and movies will now have less options to have fun. Only state-run cinemas in poor shape is their only choice.
According to a message published on the newspaper Granma by the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers, “cinematic exhibition (including 3D rooms) and computer games will cease immediately in whatever kind of private business activity.”
An article on the government-run newspaper Juventud Rebelde stated the movie and gaming rooms are the cause of “frivolity, mediocrity, pseudo culture and banality.”
[Sources]: Diario Granma: Nota informativa sobre el trabajo por cuenta propia [http://www.granma.cubaweb.cu/2013/11/02/nacional/artic01.html]; El Patagonico: El Gobierno cubano cierra locales particulares de cine y videojuegos [http://www.elpatagonico.net/nota/219517-el-gobierno-cubano-cierra-locales-particulares-de-cine-y-videojuegos/]; NYTimes.com: Cuba to Close Private Venues for Movies and Video Games [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/world/americas/cuba-to-close-private-venues-for-movies-and-video-games.html?_r=0].