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National cinematheque

Welcome to National Cinematheque film museum

Open every day from 10am to 6pm

Entry: only by reservation

National cinematheque film museum

The creation of film Museum of the Union of Film Professionals of Armenia started back in November 2017 by the initiative of the president of the UFPA, film director Harutyun Khachatryan. It is part of the "National Cinematheque Concept" creative educational-cultural-touristic hub. The official opening was on October 30, 2021.


The film museum has a permanent exhibition that tells about the 100-year-old Armenian cinema. Special places in the permanent exhibition are dedicated to Hamo Beknazaryan, the founder of Armenian cinema, Daniel Dznuni, the founder of Armenian film production, and Lev Atamanyan, the founder of Armenian animation.


The samples, all the showpieces, audio-visual materials in the film museum tell about the Armenian cinema and film production, starting from 1923, when by the decision of the Armenian government the Armenian cinema was created. They are aimed to publicize the Armenian cinema, Armenian film art.

The legendary "Fireplace Hall" of the Union of Film Professionals of Armenia is also part of the film museum, where the walls hold original signatures of Armenian and world cinema filmmakers and famous Armenians, photographs that "talk" about the history of the "Fireplace Hall". Another part of the film museum is the Film Vault, which archives almost 280 films of Armenian and world cinema on 35mm prints, and more than 3000 digitized movies.

Entry ticket and packages

Entry: only by reservation


Packages for middle and high school students

Visit with a special program

The almost 2,5-hour program for schoolchildren includes.

  • introduction to film exposition by a film professional (up to 30 minutes),

  • watching a cognitive film review (up to 10 minutes),

  • film screening at the Big Hall of the Cinema House (up to 1,5 hours)​​

The film is selected by schoolchildren from the film-list in accordance with age restrictions.

The entry ticket price-list is as follows:

  • 6-13 years old: 1.000 AMD,

  • 14-17 years old: 1.500 AMD,

  • parent: 1.500 AMD,

  • 1 teacher and 1 accompanying parent: free,

  • professional photoshoot upon wish: 10.000 AMD for 15 photographs.

The group has to be consisted of at least 30 students.


Film Vault

The Film Vault of the Union of Film Professionals of Armenia was built in June, 2022. The film repository is part of "National Cinematheque Concept" creative educational-cultural-touristic hub.

Before the construction of the film vault, the UFPA carried out collection works for five years: mostly films on 35mm prints were acquired, which are part of the heritage of different film cultures. Prints belonging to the Armenian film heritage were also found and saved from final destruction.

There are also donations from various filmmakers and film organizations in the film vault.

Currently (May, 2023), the Film Vault holds almost 280 films on 35mm prints and over 3,000 films digitized and on various media.

The archive aims to maintain the film heritage as perfect as possible, meanwhile supporting its publicity, providing a research and study platform for educational, cultural, and scientific circles.



To reserve dates, get tickets and other information, please, contact:

tel.: +374 10 54 21 99
        +374 94 86 55 77

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