Category: Cinema Portraits 2017

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Hungary – Tisza Mozi (Szolnok)

Tisza Mozi is located in the city center of Szolnok, on the bank of the River Tisza, near the footbridge. Originally the arthouse cinema was built as a Jewish community centre. It has operated as a movie theatre since 1955 but after some renovation, in 2005 the cinema reached its current form. The cinema was built ...

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Sweden – Folkets Hus och Parker

Folkets Hus och Parker is the largest cinema exhibitor in Sweden if you count number of venues, but far from the largest in terms of admissions and box office. With over 600 cinemas and 35,000 chairs all over Sweden, our goal is not primarily to make a huge profit from exhibition, but to keep cinemas ...

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Austria – Filmcasino (Viena)

Established in 1911, Filmcasino is among the oldest cinemas in Vienna. After some breaks and refurbishments it found its signature 50s-look that makes it a beautiful venue to enjoy the magic of film. The attached Polyfilm distribution company was founded in 1987, distributing about 40 movies in Austria and southern Tyrol every year. Our catalogue ...

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Belgium – Les Grignoux (Liège, Namur)

The “Les Grignoux” cultural center is a social economy company in Wallonia (Belgium) which manages four cinema complexes in Liège (Le Parc, Churchill and Sauvenière) and Namur (Caméo), which together represent a total of 13 screens, as well as 3 breweries adjacent to the cinemas. Since 1982, Les Grignoux cinemas have valued the best recent ...

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Finland – Kino Tapiola (Espoo)

Our beautiful, stylish cinema originates from 1955 and is part of Finnish architectural heritage. Kino Tapiola re-opened in 2010 fully digitalised and meticulously renovated to fit the classic, atmospheric style of the 50s. We are situated in Tapiola, known as the cultural centre of Espoo (Finland’s 2nd biggest city), so when Kino Tapiola’s future was ...

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Portugal – Cinema City Alvalade (Lisbon)

Following the closing of Alvalade’s old cinema, a church emerged in its place for a few years, until 2009, when Cinema City Alvalade was finally opened. It’s located in a very typical Lisbon neighborhood, marking the difference for its coziness with only 4 auditorium, 381 seats, and a café with a very special wall painted ...

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Greece – Mikrokosmos (Athens)

MIKROKOSMOS opened its doors in October 2004 in order to establish a new alternative art-house cinema in the center of Athens. The building was built specifically to become a cinema from 1956, but when we moved in, it was a theatre that was closed for many years. We demolished it and built a new one ...

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Croatia – Art-Kino (Rijeka)

Art-Kino is located in the very centre of Rijeka, in the hall where the first film screening took place in 1928. After a period when all municipal cinemas were closed and screenings were organized only at multiplex cinemas, the City of Rijeka embarked upon an initiative to bring film back to the city centre. Art-kino ...

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Romania – Elvire Popesco (Bucharest)

Cinéma Elvire Popesco is the venue of the Institut Français in Romania and a member of the Europa Cinemas network; it aims to be a committed cinema in all ways possible: an art house cinema showing European and auteur cinema, while keeping slots for young audience screenings in the mornings and consciously supporting the film ...

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Poland – Kosmos Cinema (Katowice)

The original building was designed in the late 50s and finished in 1965, considered as one the finest examples of modernist architecture and one of the biggest Polish cinemas equipped with a screening room for over 600 viewers. The cinema is situated in the prestigious Koszutka district near the city centre of Katowice – the ...