Mannerheimintie 22 - 24,
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The Bio Rex is now part of the Lasipalatsi Film and Media Centre and is owned by the City of Helsinki. Seating is provided for 600 on one level, with private boxes located at the rear, each of which has its own sound system. It has been refurbished and re-opened in January 2000
The architectural firm of Kokko, Revell and Riihimaki were responsible for the original design, attributed to architect’s Viljo Revell, Niilo Kokko and Heimo Riihimaki. The Bio Rex opened in February 1936 with a premiere of the fim :Mustia Ruusuja" (Black Roses).
The building is considered to be a landmark work of modern architecture in Finland. It underwent another renovation, which was completed in 2007.
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