UGC-de Brouckere

Place de Brouckere 38,
Brussels 1000

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mvhl on June 24, 2018 at 2:49 pm

UGC De Brouckère has now 13 screens : 8 from Eldorado + 4 from Scala + 1 added after 1992 on top of the complex.

Buffer on January 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

The restoration and expansion in 1992 was supervised by architect Alberto Cattani

CSWalczak on June 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

This B&W photo shows the auditorium before the installation of the large screen in front of the proscenium.

HowardBHaas on July 4, 2008 at 8:14 pm

More photos by Roloff:
Panorama towards auditorium front:
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Sunburst on ceiling: View link

Right side wall with decorative panels:
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Towards balcony:
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HowardBHaas on June 25, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Fantastic recent photo by Roloff of auditorium facing huge movie screen:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 20, 2007 at 9:13 am

A vintage postcard view from 1967, night view of the Eldorado Cinema, with its original facade. Also the adjacent Scala Cinema:

HowardBHaas on December 2, 2007 at 2:51 pm

Thanks to Ken Roe for amending the Intro to better describe the interior changes. My notes from 2001 indicate a balcony closed, but open when the cinema was full, in the ornate historic Eldorado auditorium. So, the current Eldorado probably consists of the 2 former balconies with people sitting in the former 1st balcony, and sometimes in the upper balcony.

I estimated the screen at 45 feet feet wide. No curtain was used.
I saw an Art Deco sunburst pattern on the ceiling.
A really fun place to see a movie!

HowardBHaas on August 19, 2007 at 7:56 pm

Exterior photos:
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caption to this exterior photo states apparently where former Scala cinema was:
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Main auditorium photos:
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In 2001, I saw a movie in the main historic auditorium, noting that it had 650 seats. If the original auditorium was 3000 seats, then is something missing? The original orchestra level or a balcony level?

And, what did the original lobby look like?

The theater was built 1933.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 17, 2006 at 1:01 pm

An exterior view of the UGC-de Brouckere. As in many European cinemas, it is fronted by apartments or offices which give little indication of the beautiful auditoriums behind the facade:
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Roloff on April 7, 2004 at 12:09 pm

It was indeed the Eldorado, but somehow when I enlisted this, only the current name came through.

SethLewis on October 9, 2003 at 5:40 am

I lived in Brussels for a year in 1979 when it was the Eldorado – 6 or 7 screens I believe. Oddly enough I saw most of my movies uptown at the Avenue and Capitole but this was a delight…Marble foyer and comfy seats…Remember seeing Milos Forman’s Hair here