Thessaloniki Cinema Museum
The Thessaloniki Cinema Museum was founded in1997 when the city of Thessaloniki was selected as the Cultural Capital of Europe. This initiative coincided with the worldwide commemoration of the centenary of Cinematography.
It is located in a warehouse on the first wharf of the port of Thessaloniki covering an area of 1100m.
According to its charter, the Thessaloniki Museum of Cinema exists to collect, preserve and display cinematographic artefacts in Greece. For that purpose, the museum organizes educational and research programs in collaboration with others museums to study and document any artefacts in some way related to cinema.
The Museum invites the visitor to go through a collection of displays not exclusively related to cinema. Visitors experience a “collection of cinematic instances”. In an atmosphere of dimness the collection unravels as a film composed by brief instances-sequences in the history of the Greek Cinema. Images and sounds from a selection of projections, posters, photographs and objects are not displayed in the traditional museological way but co-exist in order to intersect and create a cinematic illusion in which the visitor gradually transcends.
Hours: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday 09:00 - 15:00, Wednesday and Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Entrance fee: Full 3€, Reduced 2€
Combined ticket Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Culture, White Tower, Archaeological Site and Museum of Roman Agora, Galerian Complex-Arched Hall
Main ticket 15€, Reduced ticket 8€, Duration 3 days