The Safir Language Academy is holding a one-day tour to Iran’s Cinema Museum at one the city’s historical mansions this Tuesday.
For those interested in the history of cinema in Iran, visiting the country’s cinema museum is a must. The establishment of the Cinema Museum of Iran in 1994 was considered the fulfilment of a dream for advocates of Iranian culture. With the aspiration of the managers of the Cultural Spaces Development Company (affiliated to Tehran Municipality), the Cinema Museum of Iran was launched in September 1994, aiming to collect, safeguard, record and provide a proper presentation of the Iranian cinematic heritage.
Late director Abbass Kiarostami and actor Ezatollah Entezami who just passed away on Friday at the age of 94 along with several others are considered among the founders of the museum.
Later in 2002, the museum was moved to Bagh-e Ferdows, the historic garden palace which dates back to the Qajar dynasty. Since then it has been proceeding with its activities in the current format ever since and receives hundreds of visitors from ordinary people, cinema enthusiasts to researchers alike.
The museum consists of different sections including the Blue Hall, the Central Hall, International Festival Hall, Holy Defense Exhibition, Cinema Hall, Children and Adolescents Exhibition, Ali Hatami Pavilion, Celebrities Exhibition, Sound and Dubbing Exhibition, Farhad House, History Underpass Exhibition and the Armenians Room.
How much will it cost?
The tour will be conducted by Safir Academy in the English language on Tuesday, August 21 from 8:30 am to 13:00 pm and will cost 500,000 IRR (Just under €5). It includes transportation via a tour bus, entrance fee, English speaking tour guide, snacks and day travel insurance.
You can buy tickets on Tiwall.com or simply from here.
Tiwall.com is a Persian-only website, so if you cannot read the script, do get a local friend to help you with the process!