Lithuanian Hotels Roll Out Red Carpet For Film Festival
With Lithuania's cinemas still shut due to the pandemic, local movie-lovers will be able to enjoy a cherished film festival in a novel way -- from the comfort of a hotel room
Vilnius, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Mar, 2021 ) :With Lithuania's cinemas still shut due to the pandemic, local movie-lovers will be able to enjoy a cherished film festival in a novel way -- from the comfort of a hotel room.
"Some 200 rooms were booked in hotels for an opening night and they are almost sold out for weekends,", he said, before greeting guests in dinner jackets and dresses for their tailor-made festival experience.
Vilnius businesswoman Kristina Sermuksnyte-Alesiuniene said she would visit three different hotels in the coming weeks.
And this year it offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience," she told AFP in her room, as she settled in to watch the opening ceremony online.
Lithuanian actor Gabija Siurbyte, another festival fan, said the experience will be helpful towards returning to the habit of leaving home to watch movies when the pandemic ends.
Last year's edition of the festival had to switch to an online-only format and organisers had been hopeful that the 26th edition in 2021 could be different.
The festival programme brings together both recently awarded festival hits and new Lithuanian productions.
"The feeling is rather strange as we would like to have a usual festival. But we decided to move ahead with the premiere in a show of solidarity to the festival and actors," she told AFP.