Haarlemmerdijk 157-165,
Amsterdam 1013 KH

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16 May 2008

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Opened as the Bioscoop Tavenu in 1912 it had 240 seats. Located on a very narrow street off the centre of Amsterdam the entrance is also very narrow and a long coridor leads to the auditorium which is ‘olde world rustic’ and has hardly been altered since the day it opened.

In 1971 adjacent land was purchased and an additional 3 screens were added. Currently the seating is Movies 1;(the original auditorium) 177 seats, Movies 2;107 seats, Movies 3;60 seats and Movies 4;56 seats.

It is the oldest operating cinema in Amsterdam and is a real treat to visit, take a meal in the cinema restaurant and see a movie. Great!

Contributed by KenRoe

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Rolfe on February 6, 2006 at 11:39 pm

View link is a review of this theater (in Dutch), containing a few photographs for those interested.

Had the pleasure of visiting this venue a couple times recently. Focusses mostly on the bigger arthouse titles (and “serious” Hollywood productions), and it’s only second to the Tuschinski for the most beautiful art-deco interior in town.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 3, 2008 at 9:38 am

About twenty years ago, I attended a midnight screening at The Movies of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Foreign Correspondent.” When the famous scene came on where a statesman is assassinated in Amsterdam’s main square, the audience became hysterical with laughter over the inaccurate settings and the over-abundance of extras circling around on bicycles.

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