Vienna Helps Save Two Historic Art Houses

posted by Ross Melnick on November 4, 2002 at 4:24 pm

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — According to ScreenDaily.com, “The city of Vienna has agreed to subsidise the operation of two historic art house cinemas that were threatened with closure after they ran into financial difficulties.”

The Vienna International Film Festival will take over the 736-seat Gartenbau cinema, while the Austrian Film Archive will operate the “historic and architecturally important” Metro Cinema.

The city will also help finance the future of these two movie houses which were put in jeopardy after the opening of nearby multiplexes.

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