Quests, castings and films from within: Cinema Night in Moscow

Quests, castings and films from within: Cinema Night in Moscow
Dozens of museums, cinemas, cultural centres and parks are preparing screenings, meetings with celebrities, concerts, excursions, film tests and lectures for Moscow residents and guests.

One of the summer’s biggest events – Cinema Night – will be held on 27 August.  A range of activities will take place in cinemas, libraries, museums, cultural centres, parks and concert venues from noon till late at night. Those who are just starting their cinema careers will have an opportunity to audition.

Music, lectures and workshops


The Department of Culture announced that Teatralnaya Square will be the main venue of the event. It will have a cinema and concert hall with a stage and a large LED screen under the open sky. During the day, visitors will be shown a full-length animated cartoon and the film “Battalion,” and a symphony orchestra will play music from popular films. In the evening, Russian film stars will perform a musical concert.

Moscow parks will turn into creative laboratories where visitors will learn about how cinema is made from within and will have a chance to try out a cinema profession. Lectures, workshops and meeting with filmmakers and producers will take place all day.

Film screenings and excursions

The film “Prokofiev: On the Road” about the life of the famous composer will premiere at the October Cinema. Konstantin Khabensky, Valery Gergiev, Denis Matsuyev, Anna Matison and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra took part in producing the film.

The Kosmos Cinema will show the serial “The Thaw” for two nights running, on 26 and 27 August. The Zvezda Cinema will screen the film “Spring” starring Faina Ranevskaya.  The audience will have an opportunity to discuss it with a film critic. The cinema’s hall will host an exhibition devoted to the 120th birth anniversary of the great actress.

The Museum of Moscow has prepared several excursion routes for the event. Visitors will take a walk on Ivanovskaya Gorka, Povarskaya Street and Gogolevesky Boulevard where scenes from “Pokrovskiye Gates,” “Moustached Nurse,” “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” and other Soviet films were shot. The Ivanovsky cultural centre has put together a mobile cinema quest based on the film “You Wouldn't Even Dream It.”

Over 190,000 “active citizens” had their say on the event programme. Almost 20 percent of all voters opted for meetings with famous filmmakers and actors. Some 17 percent voted for films that received international prizes. A smaller share of voters wanted to test their knowledge in thematic quests.