In Gyumri, the act of going to the cinema was a grand ceremony, marked by elaborate preparations and luxurious dressing. It was a family affair, and the event held significant cultural importance. Before dedicated cinemas were established, movies were showcased in clubs, featuring silent films accompanied by a mechanic who would rewind the film and provide commentary on the unfolding events. The first cinema in the city was “October,” inaugurated in 1926 and designed by architect G. Sargsyan. The building reflects the Russian classicism style and stands as a historical landmark in Gyumri. For more information or to plan a visit to experience a piece of cinematic history, you can contact the cinema at +374 (312) 5-08-33 or +374 (77) 45-08-33.