"Nairi" cinema is the second largest cinema in Yerevan, located on the intersection of Mashtots Avenue with Isahakyan street. Opened in 1920, "Nairi" cinema is the oldest movie theatre in Yerevan. The original building was located on Amiryan street until the 1950s when it was moved to the current building on Mashtots Avenue. The first ever produced Soviet-Armenian movie "Zare" was shown in the cinema in 1926. The current building of the cinema was constructed between 1952-1954. It has a Big hall (231 seats), a Small hall (42 seats) and a high-quality separate hall (12 seats). The building of "Nairi" cinema was designed by architect Alexander Tamanyan.