Royal Theater

Stationsplein 5,
Heerlen 6411 NE

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One of the oldest theaters in the Netherlands still in operation, it was constructed in 1938.

The main screen seats about 740 guests and claims to be the largest auditorium in the Netherlands based on seat-count.

Two smaller auditoriums, named Rivoli and Maxim, have been added over the years.

The main auditorium features modern projection and audio equipment like Dolby Digital EX. Since a few months, DLP and 3D (RealD) is also offered.

Contributed by M. v. Birgelen

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

A vintage postcard view from 1950:
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Photographed at night in November 2008:
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Main auditorium, viewed from the beneath the balcony in the rear orchestra level in November 2008:
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Main auditorium, viewed from the stage in November 2008:
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Main auditorium cove lighting in the ceiling:
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The Royal Theater, photographed in June 2008:
A close-up in September 2005:

griebels on March 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Some more pictures and descriptions (in Dutch) from a local newspaper, taken from the book “Royal 1938-2008” by Ivo Senden.

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