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Welcome to the Tuschinski movie theater in Amsterdam. This spectacular cinema was opened in 1921 by Abraham Icek Tuschinski. The architectoral style is predominently Art Deco but architect Hijman Louis de Jong also integrated many other styles. The main auditorium was originally not designed just as a movie theater and features a stage and organ, on which to this day performances are given.

During the Second World War (1940–1945) the theater was given the (non-Jewish) name 'Tivoli'.

Tuschinski Theater was renovated between 1998 and 2002 and is still in full operation as part of the Pathé Group. In fact, most of the red carpet openings of the Netherlands are held here. Personally, I would rather like to see "Metropolis" there than the usual modern "blockbusters"...

Two films of the 1930s documenting openings can be found here.

Abraham Icek Tuschinski

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Comment by Dieter Marquardt on January 21, 2012 at 1:27am

Thank you for the Utrecht tip. That's a building I passed by often without taking a glance inside.

Comment by Nikolay Ivankov on January 20, 2012 at 1:51pm

I passed by and made photos several times, but have never been inside.

It would've been nice to see a post about the Post Office in Utrecht. I think its design is very dieselpunkish, especially from the inside.

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