ORION: The final resistance of a classic cinema?
As one of the oldest cinemas in Helsinki, Orion is a beautiful art deco cinema, which opened its doors in 1927. The program of Cinema Orion is combining new European art house films, film classics, and curated series. The cinema is also home to many film festivals and events based in Helsinki. From the beginning of 2019 ELKE ry. is running the cinema.
Elävän kuvan keskus ELKE ry was founded in the spring of 2016. The purpose of the association is to promote film culture. ELKE promotes the position of films as a vibrant, artistically high-quality and pluralistic art, increases the diversity of cinematographic and audiovisual art, and expands its audience base.