I recently went to see Steven Spielberg’s latest “The Fabelmans” in Decent sized theater in Midtown Shopping Centre in Turkey. It was first The time I went to see movie Since version of “Mama Mia!” in 2008 with a group of Expatriate ladies. I felt like Biology of Days passed.
Of course, you have watched many film screenings and participated in festivals. to what I am referring to here just going to cinema to watch a new Release on the big screen that was active people I did before regularly and in drop of hat. Last week there were only five of us in The show is on stage, which can accommodate a hundred people people. The seats were comfortable and the screen was immaculate like Most of the malls movie theatres. I could not help But remember what movie-Going experience was once like in Turkey.
The pinnacle of Turkish cinema
Turkey has a long legacy in The film industry especially during its heyday is referred to as the Yeshilkam era in From the 1950s to the 1970s, 250 to 350 films were produced annually. After that shine in 222 films starred the legendary actress Turkan Uray in more feature Movies for represented all over the world.
while the afternoon of This prolific film production ended after the 1980 coup, and many were iconic movie Theaters that opened during the era of Yeshilkam in Beyoglu, which was Turkey’s “Hollywood” and in Kadikoy continued to work for contracts, with Some of the films are still shown today. Others have been converted into venues that host performing arts festivals and exhibitions. However, you can still visit these and many other historical sites movie theaters to savor of the unique ambiance of age or old times.
going to movies in the eighties
going to movie theatres on Spent a winter night during the holidays in Turkey for nearly three decades has been very frequent. In the summer, however, stifling theater roles in Winter welcomed us with such warmth. People would flock to the lobby or coffee shop to have tea and in In those days a cigarette, which just added To the dark and smoky atmosphere in Dimly lit halls with small It offered dark wood tables and chairs and movie posters in the hall. Of course, there was popcorn, it wasn’t big or loaded with Butter is what it is these days, however favorite Most movie goers had a movie snack was the Frigo Ice Cream Bar, which came out in Chocolate or vanilla flavour.
These theaters will seat hundreds and admittedly are a bit uncomfortable especially when compared to now more deluxe cinema seats in Shopping malls. But some will have balcony seating and one in Especially the Syrian Opera House cinema so that option of Leasing private stalls. But most of the seating was intimate and the theaters crowded. I remember elbows colliding with seated person next For me and make taller friends sit down in aisle seats.
upon entry, one You will wait for head de l show You are in your seat with Flashlight and it was customary to guide them. I don’t even remember the previews that were shown before the movie. However, endless commercials are now being bombed full size before show. However, there were many more times when the movie is spinning just break and you can hear a crackling sound experience tears in Pixels indicate a type of Damage. in factMovies in Turkey was cut off at times abruptly off To give the audience a 10-minute break. That break was for 10 minutes social Highlight as everyone will gather in The lobby and coffee shops are mingling on a cup of Tea or Turkish coffee or warm cups of Drink based on orchid root Slip during the rest period. Everyone will be talking about the movie and sooner than you know on him bell It will ring and everyone will struggle back to their seats for the rest of the show. At that time, it was experience It felt so different from what it used to be like in for me native United State.
transformation of Istanbul theatres
Yeşilçam street in Istiklal Beyoglu was a meeting point for The film industry included Yeşilçam Cinema and Emek Theatre. Alas, over At that time, Emek Sineması closed and moved to Grand Pera as Emek Sahnesi and AKM Yeşilçam movie The theater has opened in Ataturk Cultural Centre in the heart of to divide. Festival presentations and discussions with It was directors, actors and workshops hosted in both places.
In Kadikoy, the Syrian Opera House was the most amazing place to see A movie. Luckily people still experience Magic where he continues to host the crowd but this time for Opera and ballet performances. Meanwhile, the newly renovated Kadıköy Sineması is a buxom movie The theater is from the sixties remains in Today’s operation is available experience like age or old times.
Cinematic Atlas in Historic Atlas Corridor on Independence Caddesi in a building Acquaintance back to the late nineteenth century century It’s another refurbished and beloved movie The theatre, which was famous place to be decades ago. Al Maqtaa has become a center for entertainment and the arts in in 1932 and cinema opened in 1948, it was the largest one in Beyoglu has a capacity of about 1,860 people.
Today, those auditoriums have been renovated and divided into smaller theatres of 500, 130, and 85 people. Section now also It houses the Istanbul Film Museum, which is dedicated to Turkey’s rich film history. There is a library and permanent exhibition of Props costumes And equipment used in famous turkish movies Photographs and posters from Turkish cinema’s golden age.
Istanbul Film Museum also Hosts exhibitions such as ongoing one Dedicated to Stanley Kubrick, which includes costumes and props from movies like “A Clockwork Orange,” “The Shining,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Spartacus,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and more it will be on display Until March 1, 2023.