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Moscow’s oldest cinema reopens after 7 year reconstruction

The Art Elektro-Theatre is one of the three oldest movie theatres in the world.  The Art Theater (Khudozhestvenny) on Arbat Square was for more than a century the site of openings, cinema festivals, and special events. Built in 1909 by Robert Albert Broksha, it was the third cinema in the city and the only theater especially designed to show movies. In 1912-1913 Broksha had Fyodor Shekhtel, Russia’s finest style moderne architect, redesign and expand the theater. Damaged during the war and reconstructed many times in the following years, little remained…

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Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam

The 50 most beautiful cinemas in the world

Planet Earth’s most heavenly picture palaces and movie houses. From shiny multiplexes to opulent indies to that one around the corner with the sticky carpets and the slightly stale pick ‘n’ mix, the spectrum of cinemas is a mile wide – and we miss them all. All of them are sanctuaries for movie lovers; places to go dream and be transported. With so many still shuttered, it’s time to celebrate them in all their infinite variety. So join us for a globe-trotting tour to the most glamorous, architecturally eye-popping, Insta-friendly and just plain drop-dead-gorgeous…

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Stufish social distanced vertical theatre (demountable, Coronavirus)

Socially distanced Vertical Theatre heralds “new era of performance venues”

Architecture studio Stufish has revealed its concept for a socially-distanced vertical theatre, which was created in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The concept was created for the recently formed The Vertical Theatre Group, which was founded by entertainment architects Stufish along with several theatre directors and producers. Named the Vertical Theatre, it aims to be a pop-up venue for the “new era of performance venues” while social distancing regulations are in place and once the pandemic has passed. “Initially, the concept was about keeping the arts alive by creating a venue that could ‘pop up’ in cities around the country…

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