Avenue Cinema

Avenue de La Toison d'or,
Brussels 1050

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Avenue Cinema in May 2011

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This was one of the leading movie theatres of the Porte de Namur, and the oldest one. It opened around 1910, just before the Trocadero Cinema(later Acropole Cinema) a little bit later, and the Capitole Cinema in the 1920’s on the same Avenue de La Toison d'or. First named Select Pathe Cinema, then Select Cinema. In the 1930’s became a newreel cinema, like the two Cineac Cinema’s and Cinemonde Cinema in the center. It was re-named Actual Cinema.

After World War II, it became Avenue Cinema. It was the first cinema in Brussels to become a duplex in 1953, under the direction of Henry Fol, the second screen with only 160 seats was called Studio in the first years of use. In the 1970’s it became a triplex. In the early-1990’s it closed due to the concurence of the nearby multiplex Acropole Cinema and the succes of Kinepolis. The association La Retine de Plateau re-opened it as a cyber cafe, with always the same entrance, but the project was not successful, and it is now a food manufacturer.

Contributed by bette andré

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SethLewis on May 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm

A two screener when I lived in Brussels in 1979 often playing off pictures in the smaller screens of the Capitole…Saw La Cage aux Folles here and probably a couple of others

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