14.09.2018

Cinema "Prometheus" in Pripyat

 

"Prometheus" - Pre-accident period
     Cinema "Prometheus" - one of the cultural places of Pripyat. It is located almost in the city center, near the amusement park and the river station on the waterfront. Once this was a very popular place among the Pripyat - near the cinema, they often appointed a meeting place for couples, they walked, went to the news of the film industry and discussed what was gone with friends in the cafe of the cinema. It was the only movie theater in the city. By the end of 1988, the construction of a new large double-screen cinema was planned in Pripyat, but unfortunately in 1986 the city froze and remained forever frozen frame ... On the square in front of the cinema there used to be a statue of Prometheus (titan of ancient Greek mythology, protector of people, which brought fire) - just as Prometheus gave people fire, so the cinema expanded the boundaries of the cultural life of the inhabitants of Pripyat. After the accident, the statue was moved to a site near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in order to protect it from marauders.

 

After the emergency period 1986
     After the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, the cinema building was forgotten and abandoned, like most of the facilities in Pripyat. The area where the statue of "Prometheus" stood, during the liquidation of the consequences of the accident, was used as a landing pad for helicopters.

     Today, walking along Kurchatov Street, we can observe how the area of ​​the cinema is overgrown with grass, which makes its way through the cracks of concrete slabs, and the cinema itself is surrounded by trees. A mosaic with an interesting abstract pattern has been preserved on the side wall of the cinema.

     The interior of the Prometey cinema is showered with debris of the former interior, but you can imagine how tickets were sold from the ticket office before - this is reminiscent of the premises with a cap and a table at which the cashier worked; safes for storage of proceeds, which are now randomly lying on the floor; how people sat in a cafe with stained-glass windows after a film session and discussed it, and in the auditorium itself you can see a couple of lonely chairs, in which no one will sit down; even in the cinema there was a toilet, on the doors of which was the inscription “we don’t smoke” - and indeed, they don’t smoke.

 

Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone


     You can see the sights of Pripyat, namely the former Prometey cinema, as part of multi-day and private tours, together with our company CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE. Fans of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game will definitely recognize the Prometey cinema as one of the key locations of the cult game. If you have long wanted to visit the Chernobyl zone and the city of Pripyat, you just need to choose the right date and sign up for the tour calendar. Even if friends (foreigners) have come to you, do not worry, for such cases you can buy an urgent tour to Chernobyl. There are a lot of interesting objects in Pripyat, so we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the options for one-day and multi-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and choose the appropriate format for a group or individually (private) tour. If you go with us on an excursion to Chernobyl, you will hear the exciting stories of our guides who have been exploring the secrets of the Chernobyl zone for many years. There is also a unique opportunity to meet the sunset in Pripyat, to explore the city at night, to visit unusual places, go to the city of Pripyat - Slavutich twin, see robots, heavy army equipment, tell the secrets of the super-secret town of Chernobyl-2, which is not on any map. To do this, just sign up for any date in the calendar of tours, or call us. We recommend renting a personal dosimeter - a device for measuring background radiation, which will constantly inform you about the level of radiation conditions in the area where you are. In memory of visiting the Chernobyl zone, you can buy souvenirs from us. For our guests, we provide a special “tourist kit” which includes: water, wet and dry wipes, company leaflet, respirator. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip to Chernobyl.

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