Bambi Kino

Paul-Roosen Strasse 33,
Hamburg 22727

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Opened in 1959 as the Luna Kino. In the early-1960’s, the Bambi Kino was reputed to be a small seedy cinema. It was in a room behind the cinema screen, that The Beatles resided on their first visit to Hamburg in August-November 1960 (prior to becoming famous). The Bambi Kino was owned by Bruno Koschmider, who also owned the Indra Club and the Kaiserkeller Club, both of which were where The Beatles performed during that initial visit to the city.

The Bambi Kino was closed in 1962 and building has been converted into apartments.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Ken Roe,Thanks for this listing I have been looking for it.In the movie Backbeat there are scenes showing this theatre or what looks like it from the photos I have scene.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm

This is the theatre that Paul Mccartney and them drummer Pete Best set fire to a condom hanging on the concrete wall and got picked up and deported for arson.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm

thanks Tlsloews.Sounds like something John would not Paul.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Its a true story.

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