The Apollo Cinepark is the only existing multiplex in the historical core of Ferrara. It was built in 1921 and in 2014 all four screens have been converted to digital according to new international standards. Renovated several times over the last decades, this is now a modern structure in the heart of the old town. The facility has a total capacity of almost 1000 seats.
Activities of the Ferrara Film Festival in the Apollo Cinepark:
- Screening of all films.
ADDRESS PIAZZA CARBONE 35, FERRARA
The Racchetta Palace, built in the thirteenth century, is located in the heart of the medieval center of Ferrara. This classy and elegant scructure has a capacity of around 400 people over three floors. It maintains a historic atmosphere while being a vibrant location for art and culture.
Activities of the Ferrara Film Festival at the Racchetta Palace:
- Movie themed exhibitions.
- Debates, education & presentations.
- Main hub for press and bloggers.
- Festival offices
ADDRESS VIA VASPERGOLO 4, FERRARA
PIAZZA DEL MUNICIPIO 14. FERRARA, ITALIA
Its construction was made by Ercole I d'Este, who had it built in 1476 as a court chapel and called New Church. Inside there were exposed the remains of the Este family . In the sixteenth century it was made to expand by Alfonso II d'Este as a hall church with three altars and embellished on the outside by a pediment triangle and an ornate gate of two columns. In the nineteenth century and was reduced to a semi-abandoned warehouse. Later it was restored in the 20s of the twentieth century when it was demolished the triangular pediment of the facade of the church. At the same time the city began a radical restoration work and reconstruction of the existing, then known as novecentista addition, commissioned by Italo Balbo and his closest collaborators, like the mayor Renzo Ravenna and the journalist Nello Quilici . In those same years it was completely rebuilt in neo-medieval style facade in front of the Cathedral of the Municipal Palace and the Tower of Victory, which enclose, externally, the Municipal square. After restoration work, the Estense room became a theater and a cinema.
Activities of the Ferrara Film Festival at the Sala Estense:
- GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS Ceremony.