A unique soviet cinema attraction forgotten by everybody
Tickets: 200 rub.
Discounts for pensioners, children and students: 100 rub.
Family ticket for up to 4 persons: 500 rub.
Extended family ticket from 5 persons: 500 rub.
This is the first panoramic cinema system that was shown on a world exhibition in New York in 1939. An in 1955, it was recreated by Walt Disney in a Disneyland. During a visit to the USA in 1959, Khrushchev was at Disneyland ordered to build the same attraction in the USSR as soon as possible.
A panoramic cinema system was developed and commissioned in 3 months on the territory of VVC. A grand opening of a cinema and a first show of a soviet movie made especially for panorama cinema — “Doroga Vesny” (A way of spring) -took place on June 15, 1959. All who wanted to see the movie had to register at night.
A repertoire has not changes for 40-50 years.
The movies that are shown here were filmed not later than 1992, because that was the year when the only cinema crew that produced panoramic cinema stopped its existence. There are 4 shows of one movie every day. It is better not to be late for the last show, because if there are no viewers, cinema will close earlier.
Earlier this cinema theatre was very popular. There were 17 shows every day. There are no traditional armchairs in a hall. It is considered better to watch movies on foot constantly turning around on ones standing point. Safety rules demand that no more than 360 people were present during the show, but in soviet times this hall housed up to 1,000 viewers.
Khrushchev showed this cinema to foreign guests who watches special copies of the movies with upgraded print quality.