The City Art Gallery started its cultural activities in 1977. In 1989 a Film Culture Center was established as a part of the Gallery activity and thus the ILLUSION cinema. The gallery in Czestochowa is a place for different fields of art like painting, sculpture, ceramics, film and photography. The ILLUSION cinema is the only art-house in Czestochowa and the surrounding area. The Cinema is offering movies for both children and the adults. Currently it is participating in a program, which aims to attract the audience of school age in films and allows them to discuss those and share their thoughts with each other.
The ILLUSION cinema was granted a funding from the National Film Institute in 2014 which allowed a redesign of the hall. It was rebuilt and adapted to the current regulations. The floor was completely replaced, walls and scene was renewed and new and comfortable Baco seats were installed. The Baco cinema seat is in Brilliant upholstery and comes with a cup holder on the back seat. Part of the seat installed in the cinema is equipped with a movable armrest what makes them a “love seat”.