The establishment of the Cinematheque in Jerusalem was initiated by businessman and philanthropist George Ostrovsky, and through him he wanted to realize his vision of establishing a cinematic institution that would bring about a significant change in Jerusalem culture. The couple joined the project and together with Mayor Teddy Kollek and the Jerusalem Foundation led to the establishment of a unique structure for screening films, archives and a leading cultural institution. There are courses and film workshops and a multimedia center for Holocaust research.
The Cinematheque quickly became a magnet for film lovers in Jerusalem and a cultural icon with a unique cinematic language. The Cinemateque is located on the Hebron Road with a breathtaking view of the walls of the Old City and the right of Moshe. Every year, the Cinematheque holds many different events, including an international film festival.
Distance from the station
600 m – walking distance
Opening Hours An
hour before the screening of the first film – a screening of the last film, also open at special events.