The Turkish cinema started to appeal to the masses in the 1950s, when the producers aimed to entertain people with indoor films, choosing their themes with an eye on pleasing the audience. The increase in the number of films went hand in hand with increases in the number of movie theaters and open-air summer theaters. But the movie industry lost the interest of audiences due to social upheavals and the mass production of television during the 1970s. The influence of video has aggravated this.

The traditional moviegoer mostly stayed at home; many movie theaters were closed and the Turkish film industry faced a significant financing problem. In this period, moviegoers increasingly preferred Hollywood films as in other countries in Europe. Although this tendency continues to a great extent today, the Turkish cinema began producing psychosocial and cultural films after 1980 and it succeeded in recapturing the interest of the masses, especially that of the younger generation and university students. Since then the number of moviegoers has increased considerably. Directing of some public funds to the movie industry and tax-breaks, support received through the Euroimages and the increase in Turkish-foreign joint production ventures had a role in this revival.

- The Movie Theatres and the Movieqoers
- The Young New Wave
- Promotion of Films and Festivals
- Cinema