Holon Municipality and Meditech Holon launched yesterday in a festive opening the Children’s Cinematheque – an experiential cinema, with unique design and content for children, which aims to bring children closer to the art of cinema. When you enter it, you too will want to be children again. How did they not do it before?

The old “egg” hall of the Meditech complex, which is shaped like a round egg, was completely dismantled and redesigned as a colorful and sophisticated cinema with 104 seats. On your way to it you will pass through the magical and colorful library, full of books and games, also for children and youth. The hall was designed by architect Shaul Kenner, who also designed the Cinema City chain and other cinemas.

The cinema hall at the Children’s Cinematheque in Holon. Is it allowed to say hands here? (Photo: Tal Bitterman)

A picture is worth more than a thousand words, so take a look for yourself, and yet, our word, on the inside it is even more beautiful and inviting. Colorful and optimistic sofas, replace the classic red cinema chairs, and the entire ceiling is covered with purple circles, and all as mentioned, in an egg-shaped hall, yes? Now add to that a huge movie screen and perfect acoustics. What more could you ask for? Oh, obviously, popcorn. there is. For only NIS 10.

Alon Rosenblum, director of the Holon Cinematheque at the opening ceremony (Photo: Yosefa Kimhi)Alon Rosenblum, director of the Holon Cinematheque at the opening ceremony (Photo: Yosefa Kimhi)

Alon Rosenblum, director of the Holon Cinematheque and the Children’s Cinematheque: “Growing up from a young age in a cinema that my grandfather built in Ramat Gan (” Orda “, the first cinema in Ramat Gan) I was drawn to magical worlds, exciting stories, different cultures and enhanced emotional experiences. The Children’s Cinematheque will try to recreate this experience that has remained with me. “We will be a cinema for curious children and researchers. Our emphasis at the Children’s Cinematheque is emotional experiences and not just rational. But not only for children, but also to allow parents to return to their childhood, to their nostalgia, and experience it again with the children.”

Snow White, the first film from 1937 (Photo: courtesy of Yes)Snow White, the first film from 1937 (Photo: courtesy of Yes)

The Cinematheque will operate throughout the week (including Saturdays) and its activities will include the screening of unique films that the Cinematheque will bring especially alongside the screening of new films for children and youth. In addition, there will be special screenings that will be delivered accompanied by lectures and workshops, meetings with creators, actors, directors and screenwriters, various workshops for children (acting, animation and more), an international film festival for children and more.

Already during the coming month and the upcoming Hanukkah holiday, there will be screenings of classic films for children such as “Hans Christian Andersen”, “Charlie and the Chocolate”, “ET – A Friend from Another Planet” (1982) and more and special events are planned such as “Celebrating 120 A year for Walt Disney “, the Nordic film festival, the great comic book heroes, alongside workshops and meetings with artists and filmmakers.

The complex is accessible and easy to get from anywhere and next to it is a large free parking lot. An unlimited annual subscription will be offered for purchase at a cost of NIS 390 to NIS 440. Individual tickets will sell at a cost of 25 NIS to 32 NIS. To the Cinematheque website

By Editor

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