The Hollywood Reporter: Spain Lowers Movie Ticket Sales Tax After Years of Upheaval

As the San Sebastian International Film Festival got underway Friday, the Spanish government confirmed plans to lower the sales tax on movie admissions from the record-breaking 21 percent to 10 percent, answering the film industry’s dire request for the past six years.

“I believe we are inaugurating the San Sebastian festival tonight,” said Culture Minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo, who announced the measure following Friday morning’s cabinet meeting. “So I hope they’ll say something nice to me this year in San Sebastian.”