Open-air cinema opens in Penza on City Day celebration
Penza, 12 June 2016. PenzaNews. An open-air cinema opened on Lenina square in Penza in the evening of Sunday, June 12, as part of the celebration of Russia Day and the 353th anniversary of the city.
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It broadcasted Russian and Soviet films on two whitescreens installed by the sides of the performance stage.
Around 100 people took the seats installed on the square by the beginning of the broadcast.
Many of the passers-by also took their time to stop at the square to join the audience for Russian and Soviet films.
The cinema also featured a number of street vendors, who were selling fried corn, perogis, and kebab (at 120 rubles for 100 g).
The rain, which affected the festivities throughout, resumed soon after the broadcast had begun, and mainly scared off the people who were unsure over staying or leaving, while the people who took the seats hid under their umbrellas. However, most of the citizens stayed at the square, and watched the public-beloved Soviet film about the WWII “Only ‘Old Men’ Are Going Into Battle,” in spite of the heavy downpour accompanying it.