For the past few days, it has been said that users have to pay more money for a film screening at Canal Olympia cinema in Yaoundé. This happens to be true. From now on, it is necessary to pay XFA1500 a classic session instead of the usual XAF500. This rate is applied to adults and children over 12 years old, as the rate remains unchanged for students and children under the above-mentioned age group.
"We are now applying the normal rate applied in all the rooms of the Canal Olympia network. The management wanted to harmonize the rates everywhere. The measure has been effective for two weeks now," sources at Canal Olympia Yaoundé 1 indicate.
The very first Vivendi group’s cinema and entertainment venue on the African continent inaugurated on June 14, 2016, this room was the only one to charge XAF500 CFA while the public in Douala, for instance, had to pay XAF1500, or three times more for the same session.
According to the new fee schedule, adults will now pay XAF5000 and XAF7000 respectively for the first and previews (normal and 3D). For normal first and previews, students will pay XAF1500 and XAF3000 respectively but, for a first-class 3D session and 3D previews, they will have to pay XAF3,000 and XAF5,000 respectively.