Culture & Travel17 September 2020
No matter how digital possibilities increase, one must have gone to the movie theater alone at least once in order to fully understand the phrase “being enchanted by the movie”. It looks different to our eyes than the movie watched at home and the movie theater. If you haven't seen classics like "Star Wars", "Before the Rain" or "The Thin Red Line" in the movie theater, you wouldn't fully understand what kind of movies they are. Breathing the air of the movie theater, or even being there, allows you to easily enter the story of the movie. When you go to the movie theater, we go beyond watching and become one of the heroes of the movie.
Today, theaters are technically experiencing the most impressive period in the history of cinema. Three-dimensional wide screens, advanced sound systems... Even the big screen has gone far beyond being a rectangular cloth. There are such movie theaters around the world that it manages to take the idea of experience one step further than the others. We have compiled examples of extraordinary movie theaters for you, from the exterior appearance to the architectural line, from the lighting to the seat designs, from the innovative technologies to the services it offers.
Cinématheque Française- PARIS/FRANCE
Cinémathèque Française, the most important hall of French cinema, draws attention with its architecture and incredible archive. It is also possible to see objects related to the emergence of the history of cinema in the museum inside the building, where three movie theaters are located. The archive, which contains the world's largest film, cinema documents and objects, is located in this magnificent hall in Paris. Memories of famous films are also exhibited in the museum, which includes items from the Lumiere brothers who invented the cinema.
Busan Cinema Center-BUSAN /SOUTH KOREA
This extraordinary movie theater, which also hosts the International Busan Cinema Festival, was also entitled to enter the Guinnes Book of World Records with its roof size. The center, which resembles the top of a mountain rising towards the sky from afar, is illuminated with 20 thousand LED lights at night and gains a magnificent view. This gigantic building has become an iconic structure in South Korea.
An Ancient Roman arena is turned into a cinema as part of the annual festival in Pula, Croatia. This arena, where gladiators once fought, is perfect for movie buffs who want to watch a movie in front of its magnificent view. B.C. with 27 AD. This ancient amphitheater built between 68 BC; It is one of the 6 largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. Isn't it special to watch a movie in such an old building?
Fenice Theatre- VENICE /ITALY
The Fenice Theatre, one of the most famous buildings in Venice, takes its name from the Phoenician bird in mythology. Although the building, which dates back to the 18th century, is an opera house, it is also a good option for watching movies with its splendor and incredible acoustics. You will love the gigantic size of the chandelier in the opera hall, the magnificent view of the rows of balconies on the upper floors, and the aesthetics of the curtain on the stage.
Cineteca Madrid- MADRID/SPAIN
Cineteca Madrid, one of the most famous halls in Spain, visited by thousands of tourists every year, emerged with the transformation of an old slaughterhouse into a cultural center. The building, which draws attention with its iconic illuminations arranged in the form of knitted structures, has three movie theaters as well as equipment such as a television hall and a film archive.