Euro Cinema

Naarderstraat 8,
Hilversum 1211AL

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This cinema was originally built in 1912 as one of the first garages in Hilversum. In 1919 it was used by the Nederlandse Seintoestellenfabriek for the production of radio transmitters. After they left the buidling was reconstructed by architect A.R.B. Maas (Rotterdam) as a theater/cinema with 674 seats. In this form the building survived until 1972.

In that year the building was split into two cinemas and the facade was reconstructed. Later a third cinema was added in the former lobby. But the building was largely left unaltered and all later changes can be reversed. The original ceiling, stage, stagehouse, orchestra and stage lighting are still present. The original facade was hidden, but is still there. At this moment the building is threatened with demolition.

Contributed by David Lazoe

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Roloff
Roloff on July 31, 2007 at 5:57 am

Wow, I’m very curious, I need to go inside and check it out! I just remember it as an ugly Seventies building. Pictures of it’s current state can be seen here: View link

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