Hermitage Garden

Beanbags and headphones

One of Moscow’s most beloved parks isn’t
missing out on the action, and movie fans
can enjoy evening film screenings all summer
in the intimate surroundings of the
Hermitage Garden, bang in the middle of
downtown Moscow. Sit down right on the
lawn and enjoy new and recent films, as
well as festival hits, shorts and animations,
all projected onto a large inflatable screen.
The Art group CoolConnections (who also
organize film festivals like Amfest and
the British Film Festival) has also come up
with a great way of enjoying the movies in
comfort without disturbing other people
in the garden. When you buy a ticket for
a screening, you’ll also be given a beanbag
and a pair of headphones. You’ll need to
leave a deposit of 1,000 rubles ($18) or your
passport. A ticket costs 350 rubles, 250
rubles for students.