Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Botzowstrasse 1-5, Prenzlauer Berg,
Berlin 10407

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Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

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Opened in 1924 as the Olympia-Filmtheater am Friedrichshain in the Prenzlauer Berg district, in what later became a district of East Berlin. The architect was Otto Werner. Originally seating was provided for 1,200 in orchestra and balcony levels. The cinema had an organ installed and stage facilities. Herman Goebbels (Hitler’s propoganda minister) used the building for political rallies in the 1930’s.

During 1997 the building was converted into 5 screens and it operates today as part of the Yorck Cinemas circuit. Nothing of the original decorations can be seen in the former auditorium area but there are still a few details in the foyer.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 24, 2005 at 11:08 pm

Exterior photo by night (December 2003) View link

kinokompendium.de
kinokompendium.de on June 30, 2007 at 4:08 pm

More infos and photographs on this theater (and many others) can be found on the German language only Berlin Movie Theater Guide – www.kinokompendium.de: Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

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