The downtown Puskin Cinema in Kossuth Lajos Street is one of the most spectacular cinemas of Budapest. Puskin has been screening motion pictures since 1926, and back then, this was the largest cinema in Europe. Following several reconstructions, the building was finally converted into a 3-hall cinema with excellent visuals and sound system, but it still managed to preserve its defining architectural and interior design characteristics and elegance. (The ornamentation is the work of sculptor Sándor Krisztián,also known for his artistic contribution to the Astoria and Bristol hotels.) Its halls were named after outstanding works of cinema history (e.g. Metropolis, Amarcord, or Körhinta). In 2013, the cinema was expanded with two small halls (Annie Hall, Mephisto), so now, we can enjoy the newest film releases and festival winners in 5 different halls.