Cinema Apollo

Via Cairoli, 90,
Rome 00185

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Cinema Apollo

This cinema in the Esquiline district of the city has been called one of the most significant movie theatres of the 20th Century in Rome. It was opened in 1917 (a stone plaque on the side of the building gives a date MCMXVII. The cinema has had a mixed history, including a period at the end of its life as a red-light cinema, the Pussycat Cinema. Now closed, it has been the subject of many attempts to re-open it.

Contributed by Gerald DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 23, 2019 at 6:48 pm

On May 18, 1940, when this cinema was called the Politeama Margherita, the film program was “Delirio” (the French “Orage”, 1938) “Una lampada alla finestra” (Italy, 1940), plus LUCE shorts and newsreels, according to an Il Messaggero listing for that day.

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