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The first film screened in Turkey started with the films of a French person named Bertrand in the Palace in 1986 during the reign of Abdulhamit II. Later on, Sigmund Weiberg of Romania nationality who was the representative of a French company Pathe helped the first movie started to show films to public somewhere around Beyoglu. The films on the screen then were usually short metered documental and comedy films. Weinberg get the first movie building in Turkey which was Pathe Movie constructed in 1908 thanks to the interest of the public in movies. The first Turkish film was on the screen on the 19th of March 1908 in Sehzadebasi by Cevat Boyer and Murat Bey.

Then, Sakir Seden and Fuat Uzkinay opened the first Turkish Movie on the 6th of July 1910. Being a reservist commissioned officer in the army during the World War I, Fuat Uzkinay filmed the first documentary in the Turkish movie history on the 14th of November 1914. The documentary named “The Collapse of the Russian Monument in Ayastefanos” is 150 meter long. After that, Fuat Uzkinay appointed as the Head of the Movie Department of Ordu performed the fils with themes after 1918. Although a few movies with scenarios were filmed during the Independence War of Turkey, it was Muhsin Ertugrul and Kemal Film who granted the Turkish movie the institutional entity.

The films produced in that period were Atesten Gomlek (Shirt of Fire), Leblebici Horhor (Horhor the Chickpea Seller), Kiz Kulesinde Bir Facia (A Tragedy in the Kiz Kulesi), Sözde Kizlar (So Called Girls), Ankara Postasi (Ankara Post), Karim Beni Aldatirsa (If my Wife Cheats On me) , Fena Yol (Bad Way), Aysel Batakli Damin Kizi (Aysel, The Girl of Den).

After the first private movie company was established in 1922, Muhsin Ertugrul who started to work as director was the most important and dominant person in the Tirkish movie until 1950s. “Atesten Gomlek (Shirt of Fire)” on the Independence War of Turkey and in which a Turkish actress acted (1923), "Istanbul Streets (Istanbul Sokaklari)" which was the first Turkish movie with sound (1931) and "A Nation is Waking Up (Bir Millet Uyaniyor)" (1932) are some of the most striking films of MUhsin Ertugrul who filmed more than 30 movies during his movie life. The effect of theatre on the movie performances during that period when only a few movies were filmed until 1950 was great.

Turkish movie which was developed to a different dimension in terms of scientific style steps forward to a new level with the movies of Yilmaz Ali and Dertli Pinar. The movie named Mermaid (Deniz Kizi) produces by Baha Gelenbevi and the movies of Sadan Kamil combine the Turkish theatre with Turkish movie.

After Vedat Orfi Bengu went to Egypt after 1934 and produced the movies typical to the country, melodrama style became common in Turkey. As Turkish movie watchers liked melodrama, the producers started to adapt the films of Egypt in Turkish movies. The movie named “Heaven of God (Allahin Cenneti)” filmed by Muhsin Ertugrul was the best melodrama film among the same type of films and it constituted an example for the films on singer melodramas which would be produced in the following years.

The movie activities which got rid of the effect of theatre and which were produced with the movie language in Turkey were commenced by Lutfi Akad who directed the effects of poetic realities of French films and “land films” of America to the equities of Turkey. The average number of movie production per year during the period until 1960 increased to 60. During the period after 1960, Turkish movie was revitalized. Directors such as Metin Erksan, Halit Refig, Ertem Gorec, Duygu Sagiroglu, Nevzat Pesen and Memduh Un handled the social issues in the movies they produced; and they were really successfull in the movies they produced thanks to the issues they tackled, characters and the expression styles.

During 1960s movies such as "Sezercik", "Omercik", and "Aysecik" based on melodramas in which child characters acted joined to Turkish movie. Dramatic issues such as poverty, disability, Unanswered loves, victims of faith by which the arabesque style was formed constituted the Turkish ecol and therefore the scenarios were based on the same style and topics for years.

Turkish movie entered into a new period of crisis from 1970s until the mid 1980s with the effect of television. During that period erotic Turkish films were on the agenda. During 1990s and 2000s, some steps were taken in order to get rid of the cirsis towards the story-based Turkish movies. Today, Turkish movie have begun to take significant steps. The film named “Uzak (Far Away)” produced in 2002 by Nuri Bilge Ceylan competing in the 56th Cannes Film Festival and which was one of the most favoriate films of the festival won the Grand Jury Prize which is the second significant prize after Golden Palm. The film named Duvara Karsi (Gegen die Wand) produced by the Turkish director Fatih Akin living in Germany was chosen as the best movie during the 54th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Golden Bear prize; furthermore, it was chosen as the best movie of 2004 in the European Film Academy.


Firsts in Turkish Movie


-The first movie screening was in Yildiz Palace. (1896)
-The first movie hall in which movies were on the screen regularly was opened in the name of Cinema Pathe by Sigmund Weinberg in Beyoglu (1908).
-The first Turkish movie filmed by Fuat Uzkinay was “Ayastefonos'daki Rus Abidesinin Yikilisi (The Collapse of the Russian Monument in Ayastefanos” (1914).
-The fist Turkish film which was sold abroad by publishing the posters was Binnaz (1919).
-First thematic Turkish movies were 'Pence' and 'Casus' produced by Sedat Simavi (1917).

- The first movie to be censored was Murebbiye (Governess) produced in 1919.
-The first private companies were Kemal Film (1922) and Ipek Film (1928).
-The first Turkish movie with sound which was 'Istanbul Sokaklarinda (In Istanbul Streets)' was produced by Muhsin Ertugrul (1928).
-First censorship regulation was prepared and enforced with the effect of the cencorship law of Mussolini (1939).
-The first film festival was organized by ‘National Film Makers Society’. The film named 'Unutulan Sir (The Forgotten Secret)' was chosen as the best film in that festival. The prize of the best actress was won by Nevin Aypar, the prize of the best actor was won by Kadri Erdogan (1948).
-The first film which was produced without the effect of theatre which was Kanun Namina (In the Name of Law) was directed by Omer Lutfi Akad (1952).
-The first colorful Turkish movie which was Halici Kiz (Girl, the Carpet Seller) was produced by Muhsin Ertugrul (1953). This movie was the last movie produced by Muhsin Ertugrul.
-The film titled 'Asik Veysel'in Hayati (The Life of Swain Veysel)' by Metin Erksan was the first film banned by the Cencorship Committee (1952).
-The first international prize winning movie was “Susuz Yaz (Summer without Water” by Metin Erksan. The film won the Golden Bear prize in Berlin Film Festival. (1964).
-The first film on village issues was Beyaz Geceler (White Nights) produced by Lutfi Akad. (1965).


Ankara Movie Halls


Ankopol Sineması
Tel: +90.312.419 39 59
Batı Sineması
Tel: +90.312.418 30 28
Büyülü Fener Sineması
Tel: +90.312.212 92 96
Cinepol Sineması
Tel: +90.312.235 45 80
Cinemagic Sineması
Tel: +90.312.441 17 40
Derya Sineması
Tel: +90.312.229 96 18
Koru Sineması
Tel: +90.312.241 11 00
Kavaklıdere Sineması
Tel: +90.312.468 71 93
Kızılırmak Sineması
Tel: +90.312.425 53 93
Megopol Sineması
Tel: +90.312.419 44 92
Metropol Sineması
Tel: +90.312.425 74 78
Mithatpaşa Sineması
Tel: +90.312.431 85 15
Moviepol Sineması
Tel: +90.312.496 11 66
Odeon Cineplex
Tel: +90.312.541 13 33
On Sineması
Tel: +90.312.215 34 00
On Vip Sineması
Tel: +90.312.212 49 09
Sine Ankara
Tel: +90.312.320 15 87
Tepe Cinemax
Tel: +90.312.266 16 38


Movie Halls in the Anatolian Side of IStanbul


Ataşehir AFM
Tel: +90.216.455 91 69
Altunizade Capitol
Tel: +90.216.310 06 16
Beykoz Karya
Tel: +90.216.322 73 71
Fenerbahçe AFM Piramit
Tel: +90.216.414 90 00
İdealtepe AFM
Tel: +90.216.489 08 66
Kadıköy As
Tel: +90.216.336 00 50
Kadıköy Broadway
Tel: +90.216.346 14 81
Kadıköy Hakan
Tel: +90.216.337 74 00
Kadıköy Moda
Tel: +90.216.337 01 28
Kadıköy Ocak
Tel: +90.216.336 37 71
Kadıköy Rexx
Tel: +90.216.336 01 12
Kadıköy Süreyya
Tel: +90.216.336 06 82
Kadıköy Tansaş AFM
Tel: +90.216.449 55 67
Kadıköy Atlantis
Tel: +90.216.336 06 22
Kartal Sinemavizyon
Tel: +90.216.306 90 07
Kavacık Acarkent Coliseum
Tel: +90.216.485 00 65
Kavacık Boğaziçi
Tel: +90.216.425 19 15
Kozyatağı Cinepol
Tel: +90.216.362 51 00
Maltepe Grandhaus
Tel: +90.216.442 60 30
Pendik Güney
Tel: +90.216.354 13 88
Pendik Oscar
Tel: +90.216.390 09 70
Suadiye Movieplex
Tel: +90.216.411 90 61
Şaşkınbakkal Beko C.C.
Tel: +90.216.467 44 68
Şaşkınbakkal Çarşı Sinema
Tel: +90.216.467 49 56
Ümraniye AFM Princess
Tel: +90.216.461 03 82


Movie Halls in the European Side of Istanbul


Akatlar AFM Mayadrom
Tel: +90.212.352 23 51
Ataköy Atrium
Tel: +90.212.559 80 63
Ataköy Galeria Prestige
Tel: +90.212.560 72 66
Avcılar Avşar
Tel: +90.212.421 08 55
Avcılar New Films
Tel: +90.212.695 36 56
Bağcılar Site
Tel: +90.212.462 20 20
Bahçelievler Holidayplex Kadir Has
Tel: +90.212.442 13 86
Bahçelievler Holidayplex Ünverdi
Tel: +90.212.441 21 09
Bahçeşehir Beko C.C.
Tel: +90.212.669 64 00
Bakırköy AFM Carousel
Tel: +90.212.571 83 80
Bakırköy Avşar
Tel: +90.212.583 46 02
Bakırköy İncirli
Tel: +90.212.572 64 39
Bakırköy Renk
Tel: +90.212.572 18 63
Bakırköy Sinema 74
Tel: +90.212.572 04 44
Bayrampaşa Cinebay
Tel: +90.212.613 14 77
Beylikdüzü AFM
Tel: +90.212.852 01 90
Beylikdüzü Alkent 2000 Favori
Tel: +90.212.889 04 27
Beyoğlu AFM Fitaş
Tel: +90.212.252 20 20
Beyoğlu Akademi
Tel: +90.212.249 68 97
Beyoğlu Alkazar
Tel: +90.212.293 24 66
Beyoğlu Atlas
Tel: +90.212.252 85 76
Beyoğlu Beyoğlu
Tel: +90.212.251 32 40
Beyoğlu Emek
Tel: +90.212.249 50 92
Beyoğlu Lale
Tel: +90.212.249 25 24
Beyoğlu Pera
Tel: +90.212.251 32 40
Beyoğlu Sinepop
Tel: +90.212.251 11 76
Büyükçekmece Favori
Tel: +90.212.882 08 64
Çeberlitaş Şafak
Tel: +90.212.516 26 60
Dolmabahçe Shop&Miles
Tel: +90.212.244 58 88
Etiler AFM Akmerkez
Tel: +90.212.282 05 05
Etiler Movieplex
Tel: +90.212.284 30 05
Etiler Peugeot Cinecity
Tel: +90.212.287 73 73
Fatih Feza
Tel: +90.212.631 16 08
Fındıkzade Cinemars
Tel: +90.212.633 41 12
Gaziosmanpaşa Mass
Tel: +90.212.418 10 50
Levent K.M. Sinema Türsak
Tel: +90.212.325 43 31
Maslak Telsim Seba
Tel: +90.212.286 46 72
Mecidiyeköy Odeon Cineplex
Tel: +90.212.216 37 90
Nişantaşı Movieplex
Tel: +90.212.219 09 60
Ortaköy AFM Princess
Tel: +90.212.236 20 72
Ortaköy Feriye
Tel: +90.212.236 28 64
Osmanbey Gazi
Tel: +90.212.247 96 65
Silivri Maxi
Tel: +90.212.736 01 60
Şişli Atlantis
Tel: +90.212.233 53 41
Şişli Kent
Tel: +90.212.241 62 03
Şişli Movieplex
Tel: +90.212.296 42 60
Teşvikiye AFM Ericsson
Tel: +90.212.224 05 05
Zeytinburnu Cinecity Olivium
Tel: +90.212.546 96 96


Movie Halls in Izmir


Bornova AFM EGS Park
Tel: +90.232.373 73 20
Bornava Batı Sineması
Tel: +90.232.347 58 25
Kipa Cinecity Sineması
Tel: +90.232.386 58 88 – 8 Hat
Çınar Sineması
Tel: +90.232.489 88 85
Çınar Center Sineması
Tel: +90.232.277 11 00
Çamlıca Sineması
Tel: +90.232.388 29 39
İzmir Sineması
Tel: +90.232.421 42 61
İzmir Hatay Sineması
Tel: +90.232.244 13 01
Karaca Sineması
Tel: +90.232.445 11 66
Karşıyaka Sineması
Tel: +90.232.381 50 90
Karşıyaka Deniz Sineması
Tel: +90.232.381 64 61
Karşıyaka Türkport C.C
Tel: +90.232.364 34 34
Konak Sineması
Tel: +90.232.483 21 90
Mavişehir AFM Egs Park Sineması
Tel: +90.232.324 42 64
Ödemiş Belediye Sineması
Tel: +90.232.543 35 49
Sema Sineması
Tel: +90.232.483 21 91
Şan Sineması
Tel: +90.232.483 75 11


Movie Halls of Adana


Arıplex Cemalpaşa Sineması
Tel: +90.322.458 35 34
Arıplex Reşatbey Sineması
Tel: +90.322.457 81 43
Cinemax Tepe Sineması
Tel: +90.322.271 02 60
Galeria Sineması
Tel: +90.322.459 03 10
Galaksine Derince Sineması
Tel: +90.322.233 63 57
Metro Sineması
Tel: +90.322.454 69 96
Metropol Sineması
Tel: +90.322.233 27 00


Movie Halls in Antalya


Altınportakal Sineması
Tel: +90.242.248 63 02
Ak-Sin Batı Sineması
Tel: +90.242.247 86 25
Ak-Sin Cineplex Kültür Sineması
Tel: +90.242.244 03 63
Ak-sin Megapol Sineması
Tel: +90.242.237 01 31
Cinebonus Antalya Sineması
Tel: +90.242.230 14 14
Kent Sineması
Tel: +90.242.248 90 85
Kemer Tukancity Sineması
Tel: +90.242.824 63036
Manavgat Kültür Merkezi Sineması
Tel: +90.242.746 92 44
Megapol Sineması
Tel: +90.242.237 01 31
Plaza Sineması
Tel: +90.242.312 62 96
Prestige Sineması
Tel: +90.242.312 05 43


Movie Halls in Bursa


AFM Zafer Plaza Sineması
Tel: +90.224.225 45 60
Burç Altıparmak Sineması
Tel: +90.224.221 23 50
Burç Bademli Sineması
Tel: +90.224.244 61 37
Burç Kumluk Sineması
Tel: +90.224.244 61 37
Cinedrome Burç Sineması
Tel: +90.224.221 48 06
Megapol Sineması
Tel: +90.224.261 57 67
Prestige Setbaşı Sineması
Tel: +90.224.224 99 39
Prestige Pembeçarşı Sineması
Tel: +90.224.236 62 52
Sönmez Plaza Sineması
Tel: +90.224.261 58 59
Teyyare Kültür Merkezi
Tel: +90.224.220 88 48


Movie Halls in Erzurum


Cineborsa Sineması
Tel: +90.442.714 57 57
Dadaş Sineması
Tel: +90.442.234 40 59


Movie Halls in Konya


Afra Sineması
Telefon: +90.332.237 81 17
Gökkuşağı Sineması
Telefon: +90.332.241 25 84
Kent Sineması
Telefon: +90.332.322 45 68


Movie Halls in Mersin (Icel)


Beymen Sineması
Tel: +90.324.237 81 84
Cep Liman Sineması
Tel: +90.324.327 87 87
Çarşı Sineması
Tel: +90.324.238 87 97
Gediz Sineması
Tel: +90.324.238 66 88 - 239 26 66
Mersin Sineması
Tel: +90.324.327 87 87
Metro Sineması
Tel: +90.324.331 00 77


Movie Halls in Mugla



Bodrum Cinemarine Sineması
Tel: +90.252.317 00 01
Milas Princess Sineması
Tel: +90.252.512 20 42
Zeybek Sineması
Tel: +90.252.214 09 26


Movie Halls in Rize


Pembe Köşk Sineması
Tel: +90.464.214 65 11
Vizyon Sineması
Tel: +90.464.214 96 76


Movie Halls in Samsun


Konakplex Sineması
Tel: +90.362.431 24 71
Planet Sineması
Tel: +90.362.231 68 90
Samsun Belediye Kültür Merkezi
Tel: +90.362.843 46 00
Samsun Galaxy Sineması
Tel: +90.362.230 68 30


Movie Halls in Sanliurfa


Emek Sineması
Telefon: +90.414.217 13 13


Movie Halls in Trabzon


Saray Sineması
Telefon: +90.462.321 00 06