Under the summer night sky of the capital, the Summer Screening Marathon has been reviving the Constantia cinema for the past 24 years. Situated in a calm Pallouriotissa neighbourhood, the open-air cinema theatre is one of the oldest cinemas in Nicosia and is dedicated to enriching the city’s social and cultural life.
This summer, its outdoor screenings return, organised by the Cultural Services of the Deputy Ministry of Culture, Theatro Ena and in collaboration with the Cyprus Cinema Friends Association, lasting from mid-July to mid-September.
Aiming at quality, broadening the audience’s film literacy and entertainment and with the nostalgic atmosphere of the summer cinema, film lovers will have the opportunity to watch a unique film programme, a cultural mosaic from all corners of the earth, with films that have won major awards. Some of the films screened between July 13 and September 10 have been awarded Academy Awards, Baftas and Golden Globes.
Screenings from the UK, France, Spain, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Italy, the USA, Mexico, Finland and Chile are to be presented in this summer’s movie marathon. Of course, just like every year, Cypriot and Greek films could not be absent, such as the historical and dramatic Greek film about the destruction of Smyrna directed by Grigoris Karatinakis and titled My Beloved Smyrna and the Cypriot productions Pause directed by Tonia Misiali and Senior Citizen written and directed by Marinou Katrikki. Some 22 films will be screened every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9pm, costing only €5 per screening for an all-summer-long movie fiesta.
Constantia Summer Movie Marathon
Annual open-air film screenings. July 13-September 10. Constantia Cinema, Nicosia. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 9pm. €5, free for people with disabilities. www.tickethour.com.cy, www.filminginCyprus.gov.cy. Tel: 22-348203, 99-469027