The collapse of the Soviet Union almost saw the collapse of the Sõprus, but there were those determined to make sure it survived. Stories abound of people selling fur and kitchen appliances in the building, staging erotic cabaret acts and doing whatever else it took to make sure that Sõprus remained a movie theatre.
It's currently being run by Black Hand, a non-profit organisation that promises to "keep its fist clenched against the onslaught of mass culture that treats its subjects as statistical consumers". Which is nice. The crusading attitude has not only resulted in the aforementioned diverse programme but also in the publication of a regular cinema newspaper, La Strada, and a book and CD entitled Stalking Stalker exploring the classic Tarkovsky film (much of which was filmed in Tallinn). -- the Guardian
The oldest cinema in Estonia, Kino Sõprus translates literally Cinema Friendship.
A fitting site for Beasts to screen! Find out how to see Beasts in Estonia at the Kino Sõprus website.