#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The new cinema was designed for 400 seats, and it still remains the only one in the area. But films were shown to Talnah residents even before its opening: in the club of the Geologists village, in the Youth club, in schools’ assembly halls.
The first house in the new cinema took place on February 6 with the film Two Soldiers. At first, Talnah worked in two shifts, eight houses a day, serving up to two thousand spectators daily.
In 1985, the cinema club Nerv was created at the cinema, where Vladimir Vysotsky’s work lovers gathered. By the way, the old-timers are still arguing whether the singer visited Talnah with a concert or not. In 1989, at the initiative of the Nerv participants, the cinema was named after Vysotsky.
At the cinema, there was a children’s room – the only one in the region – for preschoolers from three to seven years old, whose parents came to an adult film show. For some time there was also a children’s film club Talnashonok. In the 1990s, members of the Nargis Club of Indian cinema lovers gathered in the cinema.
In 1996, the cinema expanded its scope of activities and became a cultural and leisure center. CLC organizes all significant events in Talnah, anniversaries, professional holidays and enterprises meetings.
In previous editions of the History Spot photo project, we told about the fact that Komsomolskaya square in Norilsk was the richest-for-movies one: in the 1960s, three cinemas worked on it at once.
Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive