It’s a birthday, hooray, hooray! Cinecitta will blow out no fewer than 105 candles on October 13. They may not believe it, but that makes it really the oldest cinema in the Netherlands.
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Pathé Tuschinski will celebrate its 100th birthday at the end of this month. The still existing existing cinema in Amsterdam is The Movie. It was founded in 1912 under the name Cinema Tavenu. That was 109 years ago, but the cinema was closed during World War II. Some other cinemas that claim to be the oldest in the Netherlands now have a different location.
Oldest cinema in the Netherlands
“The fact is that a concert hall was completed in 1877 in the monumental building at Willem II Street 29. From 1904, films were already made here by itinerant ‘cinematographers’. They added the films themselves and supported them with music, song and explanation. In 1916, a permanent cinema, called De Nieuwe Bioscoop, was opened in the Souvernir Building,” said press spokesman Zoë Franz.
This is how the birthday is celebrated
So it just depends on what criteria you set for the oldest cinema in the Netherlands, but Cinecitta is entitled to that title. It is the oldest cinema that has been open continuously. The 105 years is celebrated with its own film festival, 013 CIFF. From 13 to 17 October, 17 feature films from 15 countries will be achieved. A large part has never been seen in the Netherlands. Fun fact: the first night of the festival is exactly the day the cinema opened its doors 105 years ago.