“Aurora” cinema

By on November 12, 2014
Cinema hall in Spb

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

About Ekaterina Rezanova

I was born and live in this city, I breathe its moist air, cursing its climate and feeling immensely proud of the fact that I'm from St. Petersburg.


  1. Maya

    November 26, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Aurora is a nice theatre..i had visited there…..

  2. safes Ahmed

    June 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    well inspired.!!!!!!!DUDE!!!!!!

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