Aribau Multicines

Carrer d'Aribau 5,
Barcelona 08011

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Aribau Multicines

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The Aribau Cinema opened on 7th December 1962 with Natalie Wood in "West Side Story". The architect was Pere Ricart Biot and the interior was designed by Antoni Bonamusa. Seating was provided for 1,174 in stalls and balcony levels. The style was ‘modern’ 1960’s, an unusual feature was the auditorium side-walls treatment. The left side was draped with curtains, the right side was rough brick. The large screen had no curtains and was wall-to-wall.

Other films which played on the large screen of the Aribau were “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, “Jesus Christ, Superstar”, “Man of La Mancha”, “Grease”, “Hair”, “Yentl”, “A Chorus Line”, “The Cardinal”, “The Graduate”, Kramer v Kramer", “Victor Victoria”, “The Exorcist” and many other major films.

In recent years (sometime since 1995), a new building has been built across the street at Carrer d'Aribau 8-10, and this has four additional screens which seat 223,155,246 and 215. The main orginal auditorium remains intact at 1,174 seats.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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woody
woody on March 4, 2008 at 11:56 am

original building with the main screen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2308207569/
lobby – sorry its blurred but it was take through the glass doors and theres a lot of relections off the black marble floor
i will get a better shot next time im there
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2309018276/
the four new screens directly opposite the original building
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2308210311/

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 8, 2008 at 11:26 am

Four photographs I took in April 2008:
The exterior of the original single screen Cine Aribau:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/2397996143/
Auditorium view from the balcony:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/2398828598/
Auditorium view from the rear orchestra:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/2398000255/
Exterior of the new screens 1-4, located across the road:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/2398832696/

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