The magazine covered domestic and foreign news silver screen, the history of cinema, published critical articles, published creative portraits of actors and film art figures. Annually, there are also readers polls, the results of which were called Best Film of the Year, Best Actor of the Year, Best Actress of the Year, Best Film for Children of the Year and Best Music Film of the Year.
In January–March 1925 the magazine was published under the title Screen Film Gazeta, in 1929-1930 — Cinema and Life, in 1931-1939 — Proletarian Cinema, in 1991-1997 — Screen. Prior to 1992, the journal was the organ of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR State Committee for Cinematography and the USSR. The journal published articles on domestic and foreign movie screen updates, articles on cinema history, criticism, creative portraits of actors and cinematography workers.
In 1984, the print run was 1.9 millionen copies. In 1991, the then editor was the film critic Victor Dyomin the magazine was renamed to Screen. Soon the magazine began to appear less frequently — monthly. Under the title Screen Magazine lasted until 1997. In 1997-1998, the magazine for several months (even when another chief editor Boris Pinsky) again came out under his old name — Soviet Screen. Unable to withstand the default of 1998, the magazine ceased to exist.
In the 21st century, in an attempt to revive the magazine, Boris Pinsky, who worked in the magazine Soviet Screen in 1981, restarted the title Screen and released several of its pilot numbers, but was unable to re-establish regular production.
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