Abuja – Silverbird Galleria says its cinema complies with the rules and regulations of the Nigerian Films and Video Censors Board (NFVDB) regarding movies shown to the public.

Ehi Paul, a staff of the organisation who spoke on behalf of the manager of the cinema, said this in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja.

Paul said that although the original owners of films had to first rate their products, the regulatory agency must review them before they could be shown by any cinema.

She added that the regulatory authority also censored foreign movies before giving approval for cinemas to show them.

On movies for children, Paul said the cinema had enough films for the underaged, adding that about four films were slated for children per week.

According to her, children are not allowed into the cinema to watch films meant for adults.

She, however, explained that in situations where parents insisted on being with their children in a film show for adults, Silverbird would rather refund the money than expose the children to such films.

The measure was to avoid violating the laid down rules and regulations of the board, she said.


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