Summers are full of blockbuster films and even Moscow’s homeless are getting to enjoy movie nights this year.
Around 100 people showed up for the first screening, a popular 1965 slapstick comedy called “Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures.”
As volunteers served hot meals and tea outside the cinema in a tent on opening night, Armen Veprev snapped a photo inside and proudly tweeted, “In Moscow, the first theater for the homeless,” as the show got underway.
В Москве появился первый кинотеатр для бездомных. Он теперь располагается на улице Краснопрудная на площадке пункта… pic.twitter.com/2rBSDQv1PA— Армен Вепрев (@ewdidagres) July 20, 2015
In an effort to help the homeless have more mainstream lives, Friends of the Streets plans to show at least one movie a month. The group has also opened a hair salon for the homeless and is organizing a soccer match for them this weekend.
“More than anything we have a dream to change attitudes towards homeless people, because they are often abused and mistreated, and it is very hard for them to live,” Natalia Markova, a volunteer with the charity told RT News.
(READ more at RT News) Photo: (top) Kevitivity, (homepage) Sam Javanrouh, CC – Story tip from Jesse James
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