U.S. embassy starts summer film screenings in Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT (TCA) — On July 1 the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat kicks off its seventh annual Summer Film Screenings, featuring three recent American blockbusters. The films will be shown in July at theaters in Turkmenistan’s cities of Ashgabat, Balkanabat, Dashoguz, Mary, Turkmenbashi, and Turkmenabat.

Arrival, a science-fiction film starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Moana, an animated film from Walt Disney Studios, was nominated for two Academy Awards and features music by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a science-fiction story and the eighth feature film in the Star Wars series, was the highest-grossing film of 2016.

The Summer Film Screenings continue over the next four weeks according to the following schedule. All of the films will be shown in Russian and are open to the public free of charge.

Ashgabat – “Ashgabat” Cinema Hall
Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 – Moana (cartoon)
Saturday, July 1 at 15:00 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (feature film)
Saturday, July 1 at 18:30 – Arrival (feature film)

Ashgabat – “Ashgabat” Cinema Hall
Sunday, July 2 at 11:00 – Moana (cartoon)
Sunday, July 2 at 15:00 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (feature film)
Sunday, July 2 at 18:30 – Arrival (feature film)

Mary – State Drama Theater of Mary Named After Kemine
Friday, July 7 at 11:00 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (feature film)
Friday, July 7 at 18:30 – Arrival (feature film)
Saturday, July 8 at 11:00 – Moana (cartoon)

Turkmenabat – State Music and Drama Theater of Lebap
Saturday, July 8 at 18:30 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (feature film)
Sunday, July 9 at 11:00 – Moana (cartoon)
Sunday, July 9 at 18:30 – Arrival (feature film)

Dashoguz – State Music and Drama Theater of Dashoguz
Saturday, July 15 at 11:30 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (feature film)
Saturday, July 15 at 18:30 – Arrival (feature film)
Sunday, July 16 at 11:00 – Moana (cartoon)

Balkanabat – State Drama Theater of Balkan
Friday, July 21 at 18:30 – Arrival (feature film)
Saturday, July 22 at 11:00 – Moana (cartoon)
Saturday, July 22 at 15:00 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (feature film)

Turkmenbashi – Concert Hall, Cultural and Sports Complex of the Oil Refineries Complex
Sunday, July 23 at 11:00 – Moana (cartoon)
Sunday, July 23 at 15:00 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (feature film)
Sunday, July 23 at 18:30 – Arrival (feature film)

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