a ten-year hiatus, Tehran’s Azadi Cinema reopened on February 6 with
a screening of “That Man Came”, director Habibollah Bahmani’s film
about an Iranian war veteran.
The Art Bureau, which runs the cinematic
complex, and the Tehran Municipality collaborated in the
reconstruction of the five-theater complex. The main hall of the
cinema has a seating capacity of 600.
“This cinema is a part of Iran’s cinema memory. Thus we took part in
the reconstruction project,” Cultural Places Development Office
Managing Director Akbar Tashakkornia said earlier this week.
A number of entries to the 26th Fajr International Film Festival,
which is currently underway in Tehran, are to be screened at the
The original cinema was destroyed in a fire in 1997 which broke out
during a screening of director Fereidun Hassanpur’s “Summer
Azadi Cinema was built in 1969 under the name of ’Shahr-e
Farang’ Cinema. It was considered a first-class cinema at that time.
After the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution Shahr-e Farang
Cinema was confiscated and ceded to Mostazafan Foundation and
renamed Azadi cinema.The cinema caught fire in March 1997 and was
completely razed within 90 minutes. The cause of the fire was never ascertained but it was rumored at
the time that the complex had been set on fire by pressure groups
opposed to cinema.
is presently being built in an area of 800 square meters in eight
stories housing five cinema halls with
a total seating capacity of 1,500 people.Two halls at Azadi Cinema are to feature films on children and
young adults as well as documentary and short films
Address: Shahid beheshti (Abbas abad )Ave ,Ghaemmagham Farahani
intersection ,Tehran Iran
Telephone for Azadi Cinema: 84480
تلفن رزرو فیلم سینما آزادی : 84480