Scala Cinema

Place de Brouckere 36,
Brussels 1000

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Scala Cinema

The Scala Cinema is one of the older cinemas to operate in central Brussels. It opened in 1896 as a cafe-concert venue. In 1900, films were being screened in its 500 seat auditorium. In 1927, it was given a make-over in an Art Deco style and the seating capacity was increased to 960. In 1976, the balcony was converted into a second screen.

It is located adjacent to the former Eldorado Cinema of 1932 (now operating as the UGC-de-Brouckere), which has now been sub-divided into eight-screens.

UGC took over the Scala Cinema in 1992 and sub-divided it into four-screens, which are now included as part of the UGC-de-Brouckere, plus in recent years a screen built on the roof of the building which gives the entire cinema complex a total of 13 screens.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 5, 2007 at 5:08 pm

2005 exterior photo of where this former cinema was:
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 5:17 pm

I think ouef is either “egg” or “nothing” so maybe “tout n'oeuf” means “all or nothing'?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 20, 2007 at 9:16 am

The Scala can be seen in this vintage 1967 postcard, night time view next to the adjacent Eldorado Cinema:
http://flickr.com/photos/pulp-o-rama/222326844/

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