Teatro Nazionale

via del Viminale 51,
Rome 00184

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Teatro Nazionale

Located at the corner of Piazza del Viminale with via Agostino Depretis and via del Vininale. The Supercinema was opened on 19th February 1925, with seating provided for 2,500 in orchestra and balcony levels. Illumination in the Art Deco style auditorium was via three toughs in the ceiling above the balcony, which contained concealed lighting, and a large dome over the front orchestra seating area which was also back-lit. The Supercinema was closed as a cinema in the 1980’s.

Today, with a capacity of 500 seats re-spaced in the orchestra, and using only the front seating section of the balcony, it has been restored in 2009, and re-named Teatro Nazionale. It is operated by the nearby historic Teatro dell'Opera for opera, dance and concerts. The building also contains a large rehearsal space.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 17, 2019 at 10:33 am

In 1992 a group of us teachers visiting Rome for a week attended a fine stage production here by Franco Zeffirelli of Pirandello’s “Six Characters in search of an Author”

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Gerald A. DeLuca on July 18, 2019 at 10:26 am

Saw the film “Mery per sempre” (Forever Mary) here in July 1989.

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Gerald A. DeLuca on July 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Vittorio De Sica’s neo-realist classic “Sciuscia'” (Shoe Shine) opened here and at the Odescalchi (Majestic) on April 27, 1946.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 22, 2019 at 5:11 am

On November 24, 1949 Augusto Genina’s beautiful film on Maria Goretti, “Cielo sulla palude,” opened here and at the Adriano.

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Gerald A. DeLuca on August 22, 2019 at 7:51 am

The film “Montecassino” opened here and at the Odescalchi on February 13, 1947.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 23, 2019 at 6:38 am

The May 18, 1940 issue of Il Messaggero has this cinema showing the film “L'esiliato” with Gull-May Norin, a 1935 Danish film with the original title “Fredlos” and about a Finnish uprising against invading Russians.

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