Built in 1972, Kirgizia swiftly became a distinguishable cinema and a cultural spot for citizens across the Russian capital. Moscow International Film festival took place there, among others signature local and international cultural events. Despite that, the former glory of Kirghizia remained a distant memory of the past by the start of a new century. The venue was completely abandoned at that time.
Today we're happy to introduce you reinvented, enhanced, and modernized a once iconic place to make it a centre of attraction again for the residents of the eastern part of the city. The development project was created by the famous British architect Amanda Levete, who once said that it's our responsibility to breathe new life into our heritage. This vision shaped Meeting Place Kirgizia concept to create a modern place and preserve its historical legacy.
That's why the Meeting Place Kirghizia combines a barrier-free environment with a large glazing area of the facade to make an open and modern venue with restored elements like a sign of the historical name of the cinema, recrafted with 3D-scanning technology and reproduced in state-of-the-art materials. Renewed Meeting Place Kirgizia will be the location with plenty of amenities to attract residents, give them more opportunities to creatively collaborate, enjoy shopping, and be in the hub of exciting events and cultural life now without leaving their neighborhood at the same time. This opening is another step to make everyday life for the Muscovites better.