The Cinema Museum was founded in early 1995 following a decision from the Organization “Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997.”
Today it is part of the Thessaloniki Film Festival and has its own steering committee.
It is hosted in Warehouse 1, in a building on the quay of the port 1 at the end of the old waterfront, close to Aristotle’s Square.
The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve and display as museum exhibits, artifacts from the cinema history and life in Greece.
The creation of the museum was possible after the purchase of the Film collection of the Thessaloniki’s cinematographer Nikos Bililis.
The exhibits include film cameras and projectors, old parts and accessories for cinematographic equipment, containers for film developing, lenses, equipment and film subtitling material as well as movies, reportage films, posters from nearly two thousand movies, giant handmade film posters, the musical background to all cinematographic works published before 1995 on LP Vinyl records and CD, and a film archive.
The visitors and researchers of the museum’s archive can find information about the cinema in Greece since 1985. This includes information on the film festival, public screenings of films in Greek cinemas as well as biographical information on directors and actors.
Similar work for the period 1926 – 1985 is now ready to be completed.
The museum organizes guided tours and shows film-clips in a room specially designed for this purpose.
(Closest bus stop Port in 50 meters distance)
See the nearest sights:
Bus stop 1: White Tower
Bus stop 2: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Bus stop 3: Agia Sofia
Bus stop 4: Agios Dimitrios
Bus stop 5: Byzantine Castles
Bus stop 6: Arch of Galerius (Kamara)
Bus stop 7: Aristotelous Square
Bus stop 8: Port of Thessaloniki
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