Seeking to promote quality cinema, both national and foreign, the Ministry of Culture announced that in the first quarter of 2023 it will inaugurate a new headquarters of the National Cineteca, which will bear the name of Cinematheque of the Arts.
Location of the new headquarters of the Cineteca
Likewise, The Cineteca de las Artes will be located in the National Center for the Arts (Cenart) and will take advantage of the existing infrastructure of what was a private movie theater chain, which includes 12 screening rooms and equipment in almost 5 thousand square meters.
It should be noted that in 1995 a private company was granted the concession to market the set of movie theaters, but in August 2022 this concession ended, so it will now be a non-profit space managed by the Trust for the National Cinematheque. .
What is Cenart?
The National Center for the Arts is a space of almost 120 thousand square meters dedicated to education, culture and art. It is located in Río Churubusco, in the Country Club neighborhood of Coyoacán.
Inaugurated in 1994, the Cenart has several schools of cinema, theater, dance and plastic arts; as well as research centers. Its gardens have been the venue since 1998 for the Eurojazz festival, considered the best of its kind in Latin America.
New headquarters of the Cineteca, new spaces to see another cinema
With the opening of the Cineteca de las Artes, Mexico City will add three venues: the central headquarters, in Xoco; Chapultepec, which is still under construction, and the Cineteca de las Artes. This is good news for movie lovers!
The National Film Library
- Founded in 1974, as an effort to preserve the country’s film heritage and make room for experimental cinema or cinema considered art.
- In 1982 a terrible fire devastated the facilities, located in Tlalpan and Churubusco.
- Two years later, in 1984, the new film library was inaugurated in Xoco, where it remains today.
- The venue was remodeled in 2011, integrating ten new rooms, one outdoors, new vaults, a digital restoration laboratory and more.
- Currently on its website it offers online purchases of tickets, cinema courses and the virtual room, with which you can see movies on the billboard without having to go to the cinema.