EC1 Łódź – City of Culture (Polish: EC1 Łódź – Miasto Kultury) is a cultural institution run by the City of Łódź and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The revitalized and expanded EC1 complex performs cultural, artistic and educational functions. At the same time, it is an important element of the New Center of Łódź, combining architectural trends from the beginning of the last century and the modern post-industrial trend. On January 8, 2016, in the EC1 East building, a planetarium was opened - the most modern in Poland and one of the most modern in Europe. In the western part of the EC1 complex, visitors can find the largest Science and Technology Center in Poland with a spherical 3D cinema. The eastern part of the EC1 complex is the seat of another department - the National Center for Film Culture. It will be a central cultural and educational center in Poland and unique in this part of Europe for people interested in the world of film and cinematography. Another department of "EC1 Łódź - City of Culture" in Łódź is the Łódź Film Commission - a unit that provides filmmakers with comprehensive assistance: from searching for film sets to support in obtaining permits necessary for the implementation of a film project. The last section of "EC1 Łódź - City of Culture" in Łódź is the Center for Comics and Interactive Narration. The idea of this center is to familiarize visitors with comic art and interactive narrative issues.