Cinecittà Studios, the heart of Italy’s film production and an important point of reference for the global industry since 1937, also occupies an unique position in the world of communication events.
Cinecittà Events combines innovation and creativity to create exclusive events, providing clients with their own space for hosting every type of occasion.
The cinema sets and soundstages of the Studios evoke memories of the great cinema stories and characters from our imagination and can be transformed to welcome, and spotlight, entertainment and communication events.
Cinecittà welcomes guests with its dreamlike atmosphere, revealing a structure that is unique in the world, one in continuous transformation. The grand permanent sets, the soundstages and the locations in the Exhibition Park provide the ideal frame for conferences, gala dinners and special occasions.
Cinecittà Events guarantees the successful outcome of every event, adapting each space to the needs of the client, using exclusive set dressing and, on request, special effects borrowed from the cinema industry.
The organization of every event is curated in every detail, starting with the project design and offering spaces, creative solutions, set dressing and all the necessary technology.
Inaugurated on 28 April 1937 by Benito Mussolini, Cinecittà film studios was quickly dubbed the Hollywood of Italy.
The project for the first twelve soundstages was designed by the architect Gino Peressutti. In addition, the project included the construction of a centre for the cinema industry that would integrate buildings for developing, printing and editing, a new headquarters for the Istituto Luce and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
Nineteen films were produced there in 1937, including Il feroce Saladino directed by Mario Bonnard. The 1950s saw a boom in American productions at Cinecittà: Mervyn LeRoy’s Quo vadis? dates to 1951, William Wyler’s Ben-Hur to 1959.
Many key pages of the universal history of film were written on the sets of Cinecittà, including those which took Rome’s most vibrant face out into the world with the inimitable Dolce Vita.
Cinecittà Shows Off, a cultural initiative promoting the historical and architectural heritage of Cinecittà, offers visits to the permanent sets in addition to an exhibition route which includes 4 sections: the “Shooting at Cinecittà 1937-1990” exhibition, the “Backstage” exhibition, the submarine set built for the film U-571, and the new exhibition-installation dedicated to Federico Fellini entitled “Felliniana- Ferretti dreams Fellini”, curated by the Academy Award winning set designer Dante Ferretti.
MIAC – Italian Museum of Moving Images is a place to re/discover our collective imagination, where visitors can explore and experience the history and evolution of the audio-visual industry, through film clips, radio extracts and videos about the history of cinema.
Cinecittà hosts Italian and international film productions, and at times it is possible to chance upon shooting on a live film set.
In the 21st century, the soundstages of Cinecittà continue to provide settings for blockbuster American productions such as Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and more recently, Catch 22 by George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras and 6 Underground by Michael Bay
Cinecittà makes your event sensational
The variety of the spaces, both fictional (the sets) and natural, offers a wide range of places to use and develop. Soundstages, permanent sets and numerous other locations make the Studios the ideal place for every kind of event.
A hall with 1,000+ seats with ample external and internal areas. Modular spaces and tailorable set-ups. Wide cargo access. The height of the soundstages makes it possible to create spectacular set-ups.
Cinecittà is strategically positioned and easy to reach: by car from the city centre; by Metro, with the Line A stop opposite the entrance; and is close to international airports -15’ from Ciampino Airport, 45’ from Fiumicino Airport.
Cinecittà makes your event surprising
Facilitated logistics: allowing access for large means of transport and easy internal movement. Easy storage of materials. Warehouse and offices available. Internal parking lots for coaches and cars.
An all-inclusive service is available for every event, providing trusted suppliers to meet every need. Decor, high-def technical set ups, catering, entertainment provide clients with a “turnkey” event.
The thrill of the permanent sets, the size of the soundstages, internal and external spaces suitable for multiple purposes and the personalization of every single detail all combine to make Cinecittà an ideal location for weddings, private functions and parties.