Jerusalem Cinematheque

Jerusalem Cinematheque

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Cinematheque Jerusalem, one of Israel's leading cinematic cultural institutions, has operated for over 30 years, cultivating and promoting the art of cinema and international Israeli cinematic creation. Over 1,000 films are screened at the Cinematheque every year. No matter when you visit Jerusalem - at the Cinematheque, you will find an exciting daily screening.

The Cinematheque hosts fascinating creators' meetings, opera and classical music series, enrichment activities, and various other high-quality cultural and film programs. The Cinematheque also houses a film archive, the largest film archive in the Middle East.


International festivals and events

The Jerusalem Cinematheque is located in the upper part of the Sultan Pool and overlooks a breathtaking historical view of Jerusalem's Old City walls. You can find important historical sites and popular tourist attractions near the Cinematheque. The central location and the perfect view create the ideal platform and atmosphere for festivals and cultural events focusing on Israeli and international cinematic work. 

Among these events, you can find the Jerusalem International Film Festival, which occurs at the Cinematheque every summer. 

This is the largest and most prestigious film celebration in Israel, with the participation of about 70 thousand visitors, hosting hundreds of executives and creators from the film industry in Israel and around the world. The International Jewish Film Festival is another colorful festival that occurs yearly at the Cinematheque during Hanukkah. Every year, this festival hosts about 20 thousand local and international visitors.

Photos by Nir Shaanani and PR

Good to know

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Box office opens at 10:00 AM
  • Film screenings take place at various showing hours
  • For more details, visit the Cinematheque website
  • Parking for people with disabilities: Parking close to the Cinematheque is available upon presentation of a disability card.
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