ABOUT THE CINEMA HOSTEL
The old Orion Cinema was home to 1,400 seats at it’s peak; housing classic, controversial, and independent films, it really stood on the frontline of Israeli culture all through the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. The building’s classic Jerusalem stone and impressive dome structure, was offset by an interior inspired by the Radio City Music Hall.
By the 80s cinema in Jerusalem saw a decline, and the beautiful Orion building lay abandoned for 25 years.
When young entrepreneurs, Adir Amsalem and Michael Perelshtein, found the Orion building, they were keen to bring new life to the building, and celebrate the integrity of the building’s roots. Placing the building once again at the heart of the community, Cinema Hostel Jerusalem puts as much an emphasis on atmosphere as it does on experience.
“We have invested much love and energy into the Orion of yesteryear, by preserving the original architecture and incorporating the world of film into the overall design. Each and every room is themed on a different movie, conjuring up the golden age of cinema with a hearty dose of nostalgia and atmosphere.” – Michael Perelshtein
JOIN THE TEAM
We are always on the lookout for young and enthusiastic individuals to join our warm and friendly team. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or check in for any job openings!