The concept of restoring the listed Great Cinema is based on the following two basic points:
– the preservation of the original form and construction of the cinema,
– the creation of a new high-quality urban cultural institution.
It is not possible to demolish or dismantle the hall of the Great Cinema, so that we can rebuild it in its original form. In order to preserve the original character of the building, it is necessary to preserve the building or structure as much as possible.
We consider the strongest “picture of the building” to be its original state in 1932. We like its simplicity and efficiency. We return these qualities to the Cinema. We clean the external appearance of the building from modern deposits and return it to its original volumetric lapidarity and reveal the greatness and structural simplicity of the steel hall.
The new Great Cinema has two projection halls. Small for 210 and large for up to 900 seated spectators. This constellation allows for continuous operation, with everyday small events occasionally alternating with large events. Social life in the Great Cinema is ensured by a generous café in its foyer, which opens onto the terrace in front of the cinema during the summer months. The new Great Cinema is open in the direction of its visitors.