Pentimento: Istanbul’s Fanzine Center

There might certainly be other fanzine stores in this big city but I always thought Pentimento, which is just next to the Istanbul’s best art-cinema theatre, Beyoğlu Beyoğlu, has an unbeatable place in the hearts of Istanbul fanzine lovers. Not only fanzines, I should add, there are many magazines and journals that are difficult to find somewhere else. I was told that they have all copies of several film magazines so that film students can come and benefit from their archive. You will find Metin there who is kind and ready to answer your questions.
Here is the address for those who don’t know where Beyoğlu theatre is:
İstiklal Caddesi. Halep İş merkezi. Beyoğlu Sineması Fuayesi.
tel: 212.293.3959

Oh, by the way, you can find director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s signed film posters there! Uzak’s poster is 30, previous film posters are 20YTL:)

1 Comment so far

  1. Meral (unregistered) on March 24th, 2006 @ 8:16 am

    Everything on that floor is appealing: Beyoğlu movie theatre, the cafe and Pentimento…And people working on that floor are friendly.
    Right, the cafe doesn’t offer many kinds of food and drinks like fancy cafes, but offers you a comfortable environment to burry yourself in your book or one of those interesting magazines that you can get from Pentimento, without being bothered by loud music, crowd. And if you get a film magazine you can give a break to watch the film posters on the walls, think about what you’re reading, remembering the films you had seen- a nice blend…

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