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Cinevilla, Tukums

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Cinevilla is a backlot in the Tukums Municipality in Slampe parish, Latvia, and was created for the outdoor shootings of the feature film Defenders of Riga. It is the only backlot in Latvia, and consists of replicas of historical buildings and constructions of Riga, the capital of Latvia. The backlot has a small canal to resemble the Daugava river quays of the Riga old town. The Stone Bridge is also there as well as the historical Lübeck and Pontoon bridges.

Cinevilla is now a major tourist attraction, and is the only such large-scale open-air cinema exhibition in the Baltic States. In 2008, Jānis Streičs shot the film Rudolf's Gold on the lot, simulating a Kurzeme farmstead.
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  • All the cinema decorations are old, not taken care of, lots of trash all over the place. They accept only cash (if you decide to go there think of that in advance). The whole location looks like a...  more »
  • An outdoor coulisse city with a lot of surprises for the visitor. Whilst strolling around coulisse and backstage of old and current film sets you can get an inside view on how films are done. From...  more »
  • So much fun! Was pleasantly surprised how big it is and how much there was to do, really interesting!
  • Cinevilla is a Latvian Hollywood. Cites for filming following Latvian films like Rigas Sargi, Nameja Gredzens etc you can find there. Also you can see accesories for filming like cars, dresses etc. Defenetelly yo will have fun spending time there. Only minus - exposition is static. No visual or acoustiic effects.

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