The famous Baku Cinema in Moscow was demolished, APA’s Moscow bureau reports.
The demolition of the "Baku" cinema, which operates since the Soviet times, is located in one of the prestigious areas of the Russian capital, 12/14 Usiyevich Street.
The Azerbaijani restaurant "Baku" also operated in the building of the cinema.
A new seven-storey shopping mall will be built on the site of the demolished building. In the mall, there will be five floors above the ground and two floors below. Another 2,000 sq. m of the VTB bank will be leased to Azerbaijani businessmen. "Baku" cinema will reopen in the area of 2000 sq.m. In addition, it is planned to open a cultural center of Azerbaijan.
The Baku Cinema in Moscow was built in 1974 by the architects I. Volkov, E. Smolina and L. Fadeeva. The motives of traditional Azerbaijani architecture were used in the building. The cinema has three halls for 600, 70 and 60 people.