Beykoz Kundura served as a leather and shoe factory for over 200 years but was transformed into an art and culture venue in 2004. It preserves its historical heritage and the sense of nostalgia while offering a new platform for innovative and contemporary art. A lot of films and TV series have been shot here as well.
For the last couple of years, Beykoz Kundura holds Summer Nights Festivals with open-air film screenings and concerts. Its seaside location in Beykoz and the historical setting offers a magical experience for the audience. Films are screened in their original language with Turkish subtitles. I haven’t been to film screenings, but the concerts were amazing with the atmosphere and good sound system. I suggest you go there at least an hour earlier to enjoy the location and take photos.
You can get to Beykoz Kundura by their free boat service from Beşiktaş with prior registration. After the screenings end, they take you back to Beşiktaş and then continue to Kadıköy. This service is amazing as it is like a Bosphorus tour free of charge. Especially on your return trip at night, you can enjoy different views of the illuminated city. If you go by your own vehicle, they offer free parking.
“Memory of Kundura : The World within a Factory” can be vistited free of charge on event days. There is also a cafe and restaurant providing service during the events. You can buy tickets for the events on their website.