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The idea of the Film Museum Of Iran was seriously put forward in August 1994 . The task of gathering documents , picture , equipment and other remaining manifestations and memorabilia of Iranian cinema started when an old building in down town Tehran was put at the disposal of the museum , the gathering of such a collection , whose variety extent at times amazed even the original founders and staff of the museum , was a hard , long and tortuous procedure . while some people welcome the idea and generously made available to the museum their archives and memorabilia , there were other from whom the museum staff had to receive historical items by sheer perseverance and even the support of influential people . the enthusiasm and motivation generated by the large collection of memorabilia of the Iranian cinema , produced a hopeful and optimistic attitude and led to the creation of the museum much earlier than had been anticipated . the first stage at the museum was officially inaugurated in the presence of the vice – president at the previous head quarters of the museum in downtown in Tehran in June 1998.

But the museum did not achieve the level of expected operation and dynamism , and ...see more came practically to a halt . the realization of the dream of creating the film museum came about when it was moved . after some delay to its present residence in Bagh- e – Ferdows with the support of the ministry of culture and Islamic Guidance , especially the deputy minister for film Affairs , the Cultural Heritage

The Museum Treasury

The pictures: Thousand photographs of the cinema scenes, back stages of cinematography and related activities as well as the artists and persons involved in the cinema industry that the oldest one dates back to the first days of film presentation in Iran.

Scenarios: About 400 scenarios which have been turned to the films are collected in the museum.

Notices: More than 2500 cinematic notices have been collected since 1310 and some of them have been exposed to presentation in museum.

Video film: 1000 cinema films together with 500 samples of short film (anons) forms the present pictorial archives of museum.

Documents: Almost 3000 documents including governmental documents, plays contracts, historical documents, title deeds of the cinemas, etc…. from since 90 years ago up to now.

Scenarios: About 4000, one third of which are made into films and collected in the museum

The mass media: Up to now more than 5000 publications have been gathered in the museum.




There are 7 saloons in the museum. Upon entering to the garden yard, you can enter the saloons through the staircases of the beautiful building of Baghe Ferdos. In upper floor there are 3 saloons and you can visit other 4 hallways by spiral stairways from the inside of the third saloon.

1 hall entering the cinema to Iran
2 hall cinema in 1330-1380
3 hall International Festivals & Awards
4 hall The cinema of the holy defense
5 hallThe Armenians Section and Iranian Cinema
6 hall Children- Teenagers Section
7 hall Sound dubbing and music
Mogharnas Hall is one of the most beautiful movie theater in iran with 121 seat. It has equipped by Dollby system , 35 mm , DVD.Film club of Film Museum screening the classic films and some new films. The cinema saloon of museum with a seating capacity of 121 is one of the most beautiful ones all through the world. Its unique vaulted architecture relates to very years of 1250 to 1364 creating a complete visionary atmosphere for this salon. The system of the film presentation is 35 mm and digital with dulbi sound.
resource:http://www.allmuseums.com/english/cinema_museum.html

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