The Iluzjon Cinema – Museum of Film Art
An archive cinema belonging to the Arthouse Cinemas Network. The main purpose of the cinema is to promote film culture.
Its repertory features:
- regular film cycles, including Kino od Kuchni [Cinema Backstage], I Love Polish Cinema, National Theatre Live, Kultura Dostępna [Culture Available], Młodzi Gniewni [Angry Youth], Mały Iluzjon [Small Iluzjon], Klub Seniora [Seniors' Club]
- an annual Święto Niemego Kina [Silent Movie Festival] – screenings of silent films with live music
- re-premieres of digitised and restored pre-war films with live music
- an annual review of films nominated for "Orły" [Eagles] – the Polish Film Academy Awards
- special screenings and meetings with Polish and foreign artists
- festival screenings
The cinema provides rooms for, among other things, special events (film premieres, award galas), conferences and symposia.
Prizes and awards:
- 1998 – "Gazeta Wyborcza" recognised the cinema as a "Magical Place"
- 2001 – Medal of Merit for Warsaw awarded by awarded by Warsaw City Council
- 2009 – WDECHA (the cultural prize of "Gazeta Co Jest Grane") in the category Venue of the Year 2008