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Via Claudio Monteverdi, 15
Post code I-95131 Catania Sicily Italy
Tel. 0039 (0) 95 7465230 - Fax 0039 (0) 95 7465230

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The Cinema Museum, opened in 2003, is situated in “Le Ciminiere” Cultural Exhibition Centre in Viale Africa, Catania. It extends for 1000 sq. mt. on two levels. About at the beginning of the XX° century, Catania was the centre of a valuable cinema production; therefore the Regional Province of Catania decided to remember that lucky period to create the cinema museum, giving to the famous Swiss architect and art-director François Confino the task to realize it.

The Cinema Museum is particularly dedicated to the collectionist and documentaries and the relationship between the Art Week and Sicily and the relationship between the Cinema and Catania Cinematographic Industry from 1912 to 1917 , a rich creative period with respect to the activity of the Etna, Katana, Maiorgana Jonia,  and Sicula production groups. The tour of the museum begins showing a collection of the first magic lanterns and it continues with a virtual trip in the world of cinema. In the projection room a video, introduced by the Sicilian actor “ Lando Buzzanca”, presents the photograms of the history of the cinema, from the silent films to the recent special effects. The route continues with the scientific discoveries of the technique of the projection of the moving images. Then, there is a “Gallery of portraits”, with films, photographs of sets and we can see scenes from famous films such as the “Gattopardo” or the “Padrino”, while actors and directors tell us their emotions about the world of cinema. By the side of walls and stairs we can admire original posters of famous films.

The Cinema Museum: "Le Ciminiere" cultural and exhibition centre viale Africa -piazzale Asia telephone: 095.4011929 - 095.533540.Visiting hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 13:30 (last entrance 12:30) Tuesday and Thursday from 15:00 to 17:30 (last entrance 16:30) Monday closed. Entrance: ticket € 4.00 Reduced price ticket € 1.00


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