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Cinema Culture Podgorica

Podgorica, Montenegro
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Old building of Cinema 'Kultura'

Kino 'Kultura' was a movie theatre in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. The theatre opened in 1945 and was designated a Listed building as a historical and cultural monument. It had a main screen seating of 400 and a second screen seating of 120.

Located next to Gorica hill in a central location in the city, it served as a focal point of the local and youth cultural scene during the five decades of its existence. Kino 'Kultura brings back fond memories for older residents who grew up going there to see movies and socialise.

Due to lack of maintenance the building had fallen into disrepair by the end of the century, only to be closed in 2008.

Despite the protests of the locals and several NGOs it was demolished in 2011 when the renovation plans were dropped and the construction of a city theatre and a residential building in its place was planned instead.

The design for the new building was gifted to the capital by a company 'Ing invest'. The contractor is 'Cijevna komerc'.The construction costs 3.905.450 euros without covering the necessary theatre equipment and furniture.The works started in October 2016. with 2 years originally planned for completion.

The deadline was extended twice, and the theatre still isn't finished , 8 years after the demolition of Kino Kultura and 4 years after building its foundations.

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