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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lichtburg – fortress of light or light castle

The famous cinema Lichtburg, Essen, Germany

From Wikipedia: 
The Lichtburg in Essen was built as a result of the city general plan of 1924, which included the redevelopment of the Burgplatz in the city centre by Die Burgplatz-Bau AG, a consortium of city government and private investors, to include a large new cinema within an office building, in order to give the city centre "urban flair"
The main auditorium now seats 1,250 and is still the largest cinema auditorium in Germany.The stage behind the screen enables the space to also be used for theatrical and cabaret performances. The small secondary auditorium below ground level seats 150 and is named for the Indian actor Sabu.

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9 comments:

Sue St Clair said...

I wonder what's playing? :)

Marleen said...

A fortress of light, that sounds like an interesting place.

RedPat said...

Sounds like a good place to see a movie - the screen is probably large!

Pat said...

I hope everyone shuts off their cell phones, 'cause 1250 cell phones beeping can create a LOT of noise! LOL!

Taken For Granted said...

Looks like a traditional movie theater, but state of the art in the 1920s. Good photo.

Lesley said...

It would be impressive to watch a film with that many people. We have only small cinemas here, now.

Halcyon said...

The entrance makes it look very nice! Do you have to reserve seats even in the movie theater? That's something I like about the German system. :)

Gerald (SK14) said...

a nice looking ceiling there

Gemma Wiseman said...

Intriguing ceiling design adds a touch of creative enchantment.