And cinema now relaunches A party reopens “Italy” – Chronicle

And cinema now relaunches A party reopens “Italy” – Chronicle
And cinema now relaunches A party reopens “Italy” – Chronicle

Since yesterday Ancona has a ‘new’ cinema. New in quotes, because everyone knows that in Corso Carlo Alberto there is Italy, to be precise the Cinema Teatro Italia. It’s been around for a while. Across the street there was even another cinema, the Coppi. But the room that in its summer arena hosts the ‘Tropicittà’ exhibition, a classic along with that of the Mole Vanvitelliana, is really something different from the past. Something that is like risen from the ashes, in a period in which the doors are closing rather than opening. It took the huge …

Since yesterday Ancona has a ‘new’ cinema. New in quotes, because everyone knows that in Corso Carlo Alberto there is Italy, to be precise the Cinema Teatro Italia. It’s been around for a while. Across the street there was even another cinema, the Coppi.

But the room that in its summer arena hosts the ‘Tropicittà’ exhibition, a classic along with that of the Mole Vanvitelliana, is really something different from the past.

Something that is like risen from the ashes, in a period in which the doors are closing rather than opening.

It took the enormous passion for cinema of Chiara Malerba and Francesco Nocciolino to face such a challenge in such a period. The two have been managing the Cinema Azzurro in via Tagliamento for years, which may have become the last arthouse theater in the capital of the Marche region. There a sort of big cinephile family has been created, in which the spectators are linked to the exhibitors in a very particular way.

A bond that Malerba and Nocciolino would like to bring to Corso Carlo Alberto as well, even if the former was able to clarify that Italy will not be a ‘branch’ of Cinema Azzurro (which by the way is much smaller than the first).

In the late afternoon of yesterday the managers and the first spectators met for an auspicious aperitif. And things went very well, also considering the bad weather conditions, which inevitably dissuaded someone from going out to go to a place where, as in most of the city, parking spaces are scarce.

But many, however, wanted to participate in what Chiara Malerba defines as “a great party”. Then he reveals that “many of those present belong to our big family of Cinema Azzurro”.

When it is about 8.15 pm, three quarters of an hour from the start of the screening, the tickets sold are about “seventy”. She herself says it, and she does it with satisfaction. Let’s not forget that a masterpiece is on the big screen, but still a 1973 French film screened in its original language. Among the audience you can see the former councilor for culture Andrea Nobili and the former councilor for culture of the Province Carlo Pesaresi, today president of the Form – Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Who knows that one day the orchestra will not be able to play inside the hall. And there is also the current City Councilor for Culture Paolo Marasca.

In fact, Italy is also a theater, as its name also says, and Malerba herself has not ruled out, in the future, to host some theatrical performances.

“For the moment we will think about animating the room as much as possible, to make the public come back. Then we will see. We could redo the breakfast and film initiative in the morning, as already at the Cinema Azzurro. All the ideas are on the table. With time we will decide what to do “.

Raimondo Montesi

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