Kladaradach Palace Cinema

85 Boulevard Anspach,
Brussels 1000

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Kladaradach Palace Cinema

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As a cinema, this was last known as the Kladaradach Palace Cinema at 85 Boulevard Anspach, one block south of the Bourse in central Brussels. It was built in 1913 as the Theatre de la Bourse. It is located in a vast complex which includes a Winter Garden and four bars. Seating was provided in orchestra and two balconies and originally the orchestra part of the auditorium had restaurant type seating with tables.

It was converted into a cinema after the First World War and alterations were carried out in 1951 when it received an Art Deco style make-over. The cinema was known as Pathe-Palace and closed in the late-1970’s. It was taken over by a German company in 1995 and they set about restoring the building. It reopened in 1999 after being closed for two decades. It’s last incarnation as a cinema was with 3 small screens screening Hollywood hits and Flemish feature films. Sadly that venture didn’t last too long and it became the 400 capacity; Palace nightclub. This closed in the early-2000’s. The building then remained shuttered, and in April 2013, renovation work began to enable the building to re-open as a 3-screen cinema, planned for 2015.

Contributed by Howard B Haas, Ken Roe

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm

An interior picture of the theatre’s interior when it was the Pathé-Palace.

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