The cinema Oktyabr (October) on Novy Arbat opened in 1967 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution.
It was a purpose-built twin screen cinema, with 2.450 seats in the big hall and 442 seats in the small basement cinema. The main auditorium was equipped with Stereo 70 projection. Michail Posokhin, Ashot Mndoyants, Yuri Popov, A. Zhbakov, V. Turchinovich, G. Umnov were the architects.
Cinema's facade is decorated with a mosaic panel made of natural stone, dedicated to the theme of the October Revolution (artists N. Andronov, A. Vasnetsov, V. Elkonin and L. Syrkin). This panel has the status of an object of cultural heritage of regional significance
In the interior of the cinema there is a stained-glass window made by the Lithuanian artist Algimantas Stoshkus based on his other work Song of Life.
In 2005 the cinema was converted into a 11-screen multiplex with 1.518 seats in the biggest hall.
Today it is operated by the Karo chain of cinemas and is one of the host cinemas of the Moscow Film Festival.
The postcard was published by APN - the Soviet Press agency and was sent in 1969. I don't know why it has this color.