Cinema Astra

Piazzale Alessandro Volta 3,
Parma 43100

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Opened in 1937, this small theatre was known as the Teatro della GIL (Gioventu Italiana Littorio) during the Fascist era. It screened the famous Leni Reifensthal documentary film "Olympiad" in 1936. Closed for most of the war, it re-opened in 1950 as the Cinema Astra and was operated by the City of Parma.

It was refurbished in 1970, seating capacities are now 322 in the orchestra and 100 in the balcony. There is a 500 seat seat open-air cinema located adjacent to the main cinema, which is used on hot summer evenings. In 1997 it became part of the Europa Cinemas Group and is now an art house cinema.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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