The first cinema was opened in St. Petersburg more than 100 years ago in 1913. At that time it was called “cinematheater” or “big theater of light pictures”-“Pikadilly”. In 1932, under USSR government, the cinema was rebuilt and given its present name “Aurora”.
This place has hosted “silent” and modern movies, music meetings and popular concerts. Even the well-known pianist Dmitry Shostakovich and Claudia Shulzhenko, a singer, worked there together.
In 1998 Aurora cinema was modernized and reestablished and became the first cinema in the city with Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround acoustic equipment.
Aurora is still a multi-purpose venue. It screens blockbusters, holds concerts, artistic meetings, theater and opera performances.
Aurora is a unique place to watch world premieres and top-grossing movies as well as meet actors and producers.
The cinema offers two halls: a large multi-seated hall and a 100 seater VIP zone.
Address: Nevsky Prospect, 60
Metro station “Gostiny Dvor”, 5 minutes walking distance from the metro
Tickets reservation phone +7 (812) 942-80-20
www.avrora.spb.ru (only in Russian)
Translation by Kira Horm
Edited by Joan Akatukunda