By Ahmet Esad Sani
ISTANBUL (AA) – Following a restoration project, a historical theater in Istanbul and a cinema museum will open their doors to visitors on Friday with the participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The historic Atlas Cinema and the Istanbul Cinema Museum in Istanbul’s teeming Beyoglu district are parts of Turkey’s Beyoglu Culture Road project, which covers an area from Galataport to Taksim Square linking cultural venues in the district, including Ataturk Cultural Center and the Galata Tower.
The Istanbul Cinema Museum will also be opened together with the historical cinema, whose restoration project Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said they have followed closely.
The building, opening after a two-year restoration project, is billed as Turkey’s first cinema museum and aims to shed light on the history of the country’s silver screen industry.
The museum includes special collections, information, and documents on world cinema, as well as masterpieces from Turkish cinema for the viewing of movie lovers.