woensdag 3 april 2013

Tuschinski Theater

Pathe Tuschinski is a movie theater in Amsterdam commissioned by Abraham Icek Tuschinski in 1921. The interior and exterior are a spectacular mix of styles, as designed by Hijman Louis de Jong; Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The main auditorium  hosts many premieres of Dutch films. It is considered as one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world.

The building contains Asian influences while the lobby was designed in a way to offer theatergoers the feeling that they are stepping into an illusion.

The Tuschinski's main auditorium has served as both a movie theater and a live performance space. In addition to a film screen, it also contains a stage and an organ. I remember as a child visiting the theater,  there were performances of acrobats in the pause before the movie started and someone playing the organ.
Watch for the interior photos here

7 opmerkingen:

  1. great photos, Bieb!
    I love the details of this building. They are quite inventive and delicate. It's great that they've kept it in such good condition.

    Hope you are well!!

  2. Amazing. Wow the interior is elaborate! I spotted several American celebrities ....surely that wasn't Paris Hilton! Thanks for showing us. Great Post!

  3. I can see why Marianne. It's a splendid building inside and out, it would be such a treat to see a movie here..it wouldn't even matter if it was a bad movie :)

  4. Buildings like this make you take a second look. Lots of detail here.

  5. Wow This building is stunning. I have heard about it but never actually seen it although I have been to Amsterdam lots of times.
    Thanks for showing

  6. aahh, i was ther eonly once. i saw finding nemo.. :D

  7. Gewoon wauw, wat een opmerkelijk gebouw.