Finnkino Tennispalatsi

Salomonkatu 15,
Helsinki 00100

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There are a few Finnkino theaters in Helsinki, with varying numbers of screens. One of them is seen in the photo below.

This one opened in 1999, in a former tennis courts building.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 29, 2007 at 10:32 am

Rautakirja Group Milestones-1999

In the course of the year Finnkino Oy opened its first three multiscreen cinemas. The 14-screen cinema and entertainment centre at Helsinki’s former Tennis Palace was opened in February, the 10-screen Plevna Cinema in Tampere opened in April, and November saw the opening of the 5-screen concert and cinema complex Promenadikeskus in Pori.

I found this information about the tennis complex:

Tennispalatsi, built as an indoor tennis complex in 1938, has been renovated and converted into a cultural and entertainment center. It houses the Museum of Cultures, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finnkino’s cinema and a number of shops, restaurants and cafés.

Do you think the 14 screen theater is the one listed here?

kencmcintyre on September 29, 2007 at 10:38 am

The photo caption says Finland’s largest movie theater, so 14 screens would probably be the one.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 29, 2007 at 11:23 am

Tennispalatsi (The Tennis Palace), Fredrikinkatu 35, Helsinki, Finland. Built 1937. Architect: Helge Lundström. Now a movie theater. The movie theater opened on February 26, 1999. This is a photo. I also think “Tennispalatsi” is part of this theaters name.

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