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Cinema Palace Coming

A decision has been made to allocate land for the construction of a Palace of International Film, but its location has not yet been determined, Interfax reported Monday, citing the press service of City Hall's land department.

"The fundamental decision has been made, the land will be selected for the palace, but there is no concrete decision on its location," a spokesman said. He said work was underway on site selection.

It was announced earlier that Stage Entertainment has taken a long-term lease on the Pushkin movie theater, which has traditionally hosted the opening and closing of the Moscow International Film Festival, and plans to redesign it as a facility for live musical theater.


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