Taedongmoon Cinema

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Taedongmoon Cinema
Taedongmun Cinema in Pyongyang with trolley buses passing.jpg
Exterior of Taedongmoon Cinema
Taedongmoon Cinema is located in Pyongyang
Taedongmoon Cinema
Taedongmoon Cinema
Location within Pyongyang
LocationSungri Street, Chung-guyok, Pyongyang, North Korea
Coordinates39°01′29″N 125°45′22″E / 39.024643°N 125.756142°E / 39.024643; 125.756142
TypeMovie theater
Taedongmoon Cinema
Revised RomanizationDaedongmun Yeonghwagwan
McCune–ReischauerTaetongmun yŏnghwagwan

Taedongmoon Cinema (Hangul대동문영화관; RRTaedongmun-Yeonghwagwan) is a movie theater located in Sungri Street,[1] Chung-guyok, Pyongyang, North Korea.[2] The cinema is located near the Taedong River.[1]

Taedongmoon Cinema was built in 1955. It's architectural style is that of retro; faux ancient Greek columns line its facade. Originally it had only a single screen, but since renovations to the interior in 2008 there have been two.[1]

It is considered the most important cinema of Pyongyang and serves as the flagship cinema for domestic film screenings.[1] Occasionally, when foreign films are screened, the screening is for an invited audience only with no access by the general public. It is also used for screenings of the Pyongyang International Film Festival.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d Schönherr 2012, p. 23.
  2. ^ 책임연구 박영정; 공동연구 오양열, 전영선 (2011). 북한 문화예술 현황분석 연구. 한국문화관광연구원. pp. 154–156. ISBN 978-89-6035-274-2.
  3. ^ Schönherr 2012, p. 24.

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