Asty Cinema

Korai 4,
Athens 105 64

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Asty, Athens, Greece

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Located in the centre of Athens, in the Omonia district close to the Parliament building. The Asty Cinema is a basement cinema which opened in 1939. During World War II, a room in the basement was used by the Gestapo as a torture chamber.

The Asty Cinema was closed by rioters on 12th February 2012, but reopened a few days later. The single screen Asty Cinema, shows art house films, mostly foreign language movies.

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 13, 2012 at 6:31 am

The Atsy on fire February 12, 2012 in the 3rd photo here http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/world/detail/2?page=17&token=YTdlNWZlNzNhZWJiM2FmZDEwMDEwZmJkZTMxYmE1

2003 photo of signage http://www.flickr.com/photos/straybear/51361332/

JHJHJH
JHJHJH on February 13, 2012 at 7:08 am

what year is known narrow hill theater business?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 13, 2012 at 7:19 am

I don’t understand your comment as to “known narrow hill”

JHJHJH
JHJHJH on February 13, 2012 at 7:25 am

sorry, my English is not very good, I mean if you know the closing date of this cinema?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

I believe it was still an open cinema, until the riots yesterday.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

Larger resolution photo from Reuters than linked in 1st post above- http://reuters.tumblr.com/post/17505964169/a-cinema-is-burning-out-during-anti-austerity

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

This article states the rioters yesterday said they wouldn’t burn down the theater or shops if the owners gave them money: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2012/02/13/athens-rioters-asked-money-in-order-not-to-burn-down-shops/

Manos
Manos on December 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Asty didn’t suffer of severe damages and started again two-three days after the riot.

Manos
Manos on December 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm

It is not closed (2014) and never was, starting in 1939.

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