Urgel Cinema

Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 29,
Barcelona 08011

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Urgel Cinema

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Located in the south west of the city centre, the Urgel Cinema opened on 20th September 1963 with Dorothy Dandridge in "Carmen Jones". It was built for the Balana group and initially, when first planned in 1960, was designed to have a seating capacity of 2,324. The architect was the noted local Catalan architect and interior designer Antoni Bonamusa.

Seating in the auditorium is provided for 1,172 in the orchestra level and 660 in the balcony level. The striking interior decoration has long slender troughs extending in the ceiling, from the rear of the auditorium to the proscenium, and these contain concealed lighting. The actual proscenium is a curtained wall, across the large screen behind. The cinema has two sets of tabs, one house curtain which is red and one screen curtain which is white.

The Urgel Cinema is the main premiere cinema in Barcelona and film premieres are held here regularly, attracting large crowds. It is equipped to screen 70mm film as well as 35mm and is one of the largest single screen cinemas now operating in Europe.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 22, 2008 at 12:11 pm

A stunning photograph of the auditorium of the Urgel Cinema, courtesy of: http://gridskipper.com/travel/barcelona/

http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/2352544116/

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 22, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Exterior and entrance as seen in September 2007:
http://flickr.com/photos/alexcastella/1341593632/
A view across the rear stalls seating area, beneath the balcony:
http://flickr.com/photos/33752742@N00/288410869/

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 22, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Who was Count Urgell? Any ideas?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 22, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Thanks, Ken. I knew I could count on you to fill me in.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on May 6, 2008 at 8:37 pm

Auditorium facing movie screen:
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gmunozp
gmunozp on January 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

Urgel Cinema has a giant 70mm screen with 200 square meters, the projection system is now 2k Digital, Digital 3D, retaining the projector 70 mm, 35 mm.
The sound is 15000 W, with five channels on the screen, 34 speakers surround.
Supported audio formats Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital EX and DTS.
As of December 2010 are held once a month cycle “Phenomena the ultimate cinematic experience” which consists of a double viewing of films of the year 70-80-90 with 35mm copies in perfect condition in VOSE. the two sessions that have been screened, have managed to fill the capacity of the theater completely.

Images first session, “Phenomena” movie theater Urgel, the organizer Nacho Cerdà.

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Video phenomena

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzsueJva9zY

Web
http://www.phenomena-experience.com/

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