İstanbul Cinema Museum Opens!
İstanbul Cinema Museum and Atlas Cinema which was restored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, opened in Beyoğlu with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, world-famous director Guy Ritchie, producer Ivan Atkinson and the actors of "Five Eyes" Jason Statham and Josh Hartnett and many celebs from the culture and art community.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, "With its historical background and modern infrastructure, our Atlas Cinema will also serve as a living museum. A digital memory pool with all information about the Turkish cinema history is included in this museum. All important national and international award-winning cinema films will be displayed here, too."
Minister Mr Ersoy says, "I think we can define this work as 'art for the art's sake' in the simplest terms. With a neo-classical style facade, rare putto figures, ceiling paintings, reliefs, marble fireplaces and different architectural elements, our building itself is almost like an art exhibition. This unique structure has returned to its original condition with the restoration works carried out in a very sensitive and detailed manner.