If you are in Tbilisi and looking for a cinema, you should check this article first
21 June, 2018
If you are in Tbilisi and looking for a cinema, you should check this article first
Tbilisi offers a variety of cinemas to anyone who loves to watch movies on a big screen. Some of the cinemas have counted numerous movies on their screens. They are called “Amirani” da “Rustaveli”. Interestingly enough, the names of both cinemas derives from Georgian literature. Amirani is a hero of a Georgian epic similar to Prometheus. While Rustaveli is the author of the Georgian medieval epic poem “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin".
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“The Knight in the Panther’s Skin" by Rustaveli,
Photo courtesy: www.goodreads.com

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Chained Amirani, Photo courtesy: www.unita-n.deviantart.com

Rustaveli movie theatre is distinguished by its historic building. Those who are interested in historic architecture should observe Rustaveli. The cinema was built in 1939 in the style of Stalinist architecture. At the second floor level the building has sculptures of different social groups expressing movements. The upper floors are decorated by Corinthian pilasters, while the top of the building is surrounded by overhanging cornice. It is worth trying - watching movies in such a building becomes way more exciting.
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Rustaveli Cinema in the Soviet Union, Photo courtesy: www.ourtiflis.wordpress.com

Along with old cinemas, new cinema center “Cavea” was built several years ago. Cavea has a special hall IMAX – particular movies, technologies and decorations contribute to the sensation of being part of the movies. The perfect projection of light, audibility and image serves to turn your screening into an actual reality.
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Cavea IMAX, Photo courtesy: www.eastpoint.ge

All cinemas screen movies on a daily basis. They keep up with international theatre and movie premiers. Old cinemas host international and documentary festivals as well. The main languages of the movies are Georgian, English and Russian.
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Tbilisi International Film Festival 2017, Amirani Cinema, Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/TbilisiFilmFestival/

You can watch latest movies such as “Ocean’s 8”, “The Incredibles 2”, “Loving Pablo” in Georgian cinemas. Those who love theatre should not miss a chance to to watch live theatre “Hamlet Benedict Cumberbatch” in Amirani’s renovated hall on June 26, 19:30.

The first photo courtesy: www.wikipedia.org

For more information and sessions visit: www.kinoafisha.ge


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