Moviegoers to enjoy films at Feriye again

Moviegoers to enjoy films at Feriye again

Moviegoers to enjoy films at Feriye again

This photo shows the Feriye Movie Theater before the restoration process. The theater will be opened to moviegoers again after a long restoration process.

Ortaköy’s Feriye Movie Theater will welcome back filmlovers this week after over four years of restoration.

The cinema will reopen Oct. 5 with a screening of “Burnt by the Sun 2,” according to a statement from the theater, which has been closed since July 3, 2008.

The theater now sports ergonomic and comfortable seats that are based on a Spanish model, a contemporary foyer area, as well as a view of the Bosphorus and the Ortaköy Mosque.

The cinema has 238 seats, including 178 seats in its hall and 60 VIP seats.

The building was originally constructed in the second half of the 19th century as the Feriye Police Station, before being turned into a sports center in 1931. The building was restored and opened as the Kabataş Cultural Center in 1995 before the A block of the center, which also served as a stable in the past, was converted into a cinema the following year.