Carolus Bioscopen

Plein 1944 no.28,
Nijmegen 6511 JD

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The Carolus, Nijmegen’s oldest surviving cinema, opened in 1955 as part of the Nederlandsche Bioscoop Trust BV (which translates into Dutch Cinema Trust SA) a company belonging to the Tuschinski distributor group. The cinema was made of modern materials such as concrete, steel, and glass. The design was a copy of the Cinema Palace in Groningen, also operated by the Tuschinski group.

The Carolus' large auditorium was retained in the 1980’s as Auditorium 1 seating 436 and a downstairs Auditorium 2 seating 133 was created by excavating under the main auditorium. In 1999, it was sold to Jochems Theaters, which continues to operate the cinema.

The Carolus is located less than 200 meters southeast of the Grote Markt.

Contributed by Howard B Haas

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 11, 2007 at 9:28 am

2007 exterior at night;
http://flickr.com/photos/pulp-o-rama/1842413529/
2007, a look into the Lobby:
http://flickr.com/photos/pulp-o-rama/1842409599/
auditorium facing screen:
http://www.jtbioscopen.nl/cinema.asp?id=47

This has 2005 photo of exterior and 1956 photo of lounge or lobby with furniture of the time:

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Theovdb
Theovdb on March 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm

As former projectionist in the Carolus Theatre I let you know that The Carolus is never split up and the main Theatre is still original , the second screen is made under the stalles area (dig out) this was a hell of a job at that time and costed a fortune (great time).

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