Historic Cinemas

WHS containing historic "purpose built" cinemas (i.e Not converted theatres etc). Defined as pre-1950. The cinema doesn't have to be currently operational but must preserve the majority of the original structure.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Asmara In particular Roma and Imperio. See -
Great Spa Towns of Europe Cinema Excelsior (1922) in Montecatini
Paramaribo "Tower Bioscoop" (1948) Heerenstraat (said in 2006 to be partly in use as offices with the auditorium only occasionally used)
Prague Lucerna Kino
Rabat Cinéma Royal, built in 1930 and designed by Adrien Laforgue and Serge de Mazières
Riga "Splendid Palace" (1923) Elizabetes iela 61
St. Petersburg "Aurora". (1913) Nevsky Prospect & "Dom Kino" / "Rodina" (1914/16) Karavannaya Ul
Stone Town of Zanzibar Cine Afrique
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai Regal and the Eros Cinemas
White City of Tel-Aviv "Esther" (1930/1) Dizzengoff Square (Now the "Cinema Hotel")
Willemstad "Cinelandia" (1941) Hendrikplein, Punda. Currently non operational


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