Gunes Sinemasi

Cakiraga Mahallesi, Kurkcubashi Kulhan Sokak 5, Aksaray,

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The Gunes Sinemasi (cinema) is located in the Aksaray district of Istanbul. Apparently it is difficult to find if you are not familiar with area, directions are it is located near the hotel/disco Seranda; near McDonalds. Take a right turning by the police headquarters and climb up the steps and its on the left.

It had been screening straight porn movies for many years and catered to a mainly straight audience of men, although some gays attend. It was closed in 2008.

Any further information on the Gunes Sinemasi would be appreciated.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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KayaÖzkaracalar on November 5, 2011 at 7:25 pm

This cinema was raided by vice squad on charges of being a venue for gay prostitution in 2008. I think it remains closed since then.

KayaÖzkaracalar on November 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

More on Güneş: The earliest newspapere listing for this cinema that I could find is from 1966. In 1973, it was one of the cinemas where LAST TANGO IN PARIS premiered in Istanbul. In mid-1970s, its output consisted mainly of Euro (mostly Italian) soft-core sex movies. In 1990, there was a fire suspected to be arson. In 1992, it was closed down for two weeks by the police for showing pornographic films.

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