Puskin Filmtheater

Kossuth Lajos utca 18,
Budapest 1053

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Located on the Pest side of the city, this building was originally a casino. In 1926 architects Bela Janszky and Tibor Szivessy converted the building into the Forum Cinema.

In 1952 it was re-named Puskin Filmtheater and today operates as a two screen cinema showing independent art house films together with discerning American movies. It is operated by Art Cinemas who are part of the Europa Cinemas group.

Contributed by KenRoe

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irishcine
irishcine on December 1, 2008 at 1:05 pm

A little display inside the Pushkin says, in so far as I could follow it without knowing Hungarian, that the Singing Fool had its Hungarian premiere at the Forum in September 1926.

irishcine
irishcine on December 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Sorry, that should be 1928 above in place of 1926, a premiere in 1926 would have been really seeing something!

Stunko
Stunko on June 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Another classic BP cinema, but when I started going there in the 1960s, it only had one auditorium, not two. I am not sure when the 2nd screen was added, that is a very small, narrow auditorium, however. Old style design and seating arrangements, definitely. Very classy still, love the attached cafe.

Ian
Ian on November 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

Interior photographs of the Puskin from November 2013 – a beautifully maintained cinema with a spectacular auditorium.

FOYER DETAIL

SCREEN 2

DETAIL OF CEILING IN AUDITORIUM

AUDITORIUM FROM SCREEN

SCREEN & AUDITORIUM

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