Thalia Kino

Grindelallee 108,
Hamburg 20146

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Thalia Kino / Scala Hamburg

Located in the district of Eimsbuttel/Rotherbaum to the north of the city centre. The Scala Lichtspiele was built in 1912 and opened in 1913. It was designed by architect Rudolf Eckmann for investors Becker & Ernst Rasmussen. It was operated by Renate Salfeld, Geisler & Kramer. Later operated by Meininger. The orchestra for silent movies was conducted by Max Herrmann.

It was equipped with CinemaScope in 1956 and had Ernemann VII projectors with Bauer B8 B lenses and a Klangfilm Euodyn/Bionor 4 channel sound system. It operated as the Thalia Lichtspiele and last operated as the Thalia Kino. It was closed on 30th December 1994 with Tom Hanks in “Forest Gump”.

The building was demolished and a cafe now operates on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe, Kinospoter
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