Iran's Ghazali Cinema Town (currently renamed to Iran Cinema and Television Town) was constructed in the year 1979 covering an area of 10 hectares for the purpose of renovation of scenes from old city of Tehran. Designing the facade of buildings, shops, localities and alleys have taken place by Italian designers right according to the paintings and photographs of that time.
Great efforts have been made to bring forth the replica of famous historical buildings which through the passage of time were witness to various incidents. This Cinema town consists of three important aggregates: Lalehzar Street, Municipality Building and Toop Khaneh Square of old Tehran. Sectors attached to Lalehzar, including Oodlajan and Pamenar localities, beyond the Tehran Bazaar. The space related to Sarbedaran period which is located behind the old localities of Tehran.
Busts of the five stars of “Hezar Dastan”, Ali Hatami’s popular TV series that was filmed in the town during the 1980s, are due to be set up in the town. Jamshid Mashayekhi, Ezzatollah Entezami, Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Ali Nasirian and Davud Rashidi are the five actors.
The most recent of which is the extremely popular “Shahrzad” TV series; starring award winning actors such as Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidousti. This TV Series has been one of the highest rated shows in Iran’s cinema industry and has been sold to many channels overseas in countries like Germany. Most of the show has been filmed in this Cinema Town, as the story takes place before the revolution.
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