If you’re a forerunner in your field you’ve got to look the part—something the folks behind Iluzjon know only too well. Already venerated amongst Warsaw’s film buffs and beyond, this studio cinema was recently treated to a complete aesthetic overhaul, befitting of its legendary status.
The place now also has a film art museum and a modern, minimally decorated cafe—serving up great coffee, tarts and sandwiches—where cinephiles can ruminate on what their brains have just imbibed. The two screening rooms, meanwhile, have been redone to a classic remit, with polished wood-block floors and walls split half-and-half between mahogany panelling and patterned wallpaper adorned with white stone reliefs.
Classic is the buzzword when it comes to the program too. You won’t find new, big budget and CGI-laden blockbusters here, only the very best from bygone eras of filmmaking. Keep your eyes peeled, too, for the regular discussion meets and Q&A sessions with directors.