Event location

Located just a short walk from Piazza Grande, the long-awaited Palazzo del Cinema, now officially known as PalaCinema Locarno, was inaugurated 2017 just in time for the 70th anniversary of the Locarno Film Festival.


The PalaCinema aims to build a physical structure to host a multicultural platform for the cinematic arts built around a convergence between the Locarno Film Festival, the Swiss Film Archive, the Swiss Competence Centre for Audiovisual Arts, the International Conservatory for the Audiovisual Sciences, the production facilities for the Ticinese Television, the Ticino Film Commission and the Audiovisual Department of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. A commercial entity, Palacinema Enjoy Arena will make use of the cinema rooms in the building on a regular basis.



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