Cinema Palace

Grote Houtstraat 111-113,
Haarlem 2011

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Architects: W.J. Nelissen

Functions: Movies (Classic)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Palace Bioscoop, Palace Filmac

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Cinema Palace

The Palace Bioscoop opened in 1915. In 1917, it was rebuilt to the designs of architect W.J. Nelissen. It had an original seating capacity for 750. From 1932 it became a newsreel theatre, known as Palace Filmac.

Operating in recent years as the only single screen cinema in the city, the Cinema Palace closed on January 8th 2011 after playing a week of classic films. The reason for the closure was that the operator, Pathe, opened a multiplex around the corner from the Cinema Palace.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

Two photographs of the Cinema Palace in June 2007:
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HowardBHaas on January 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

Photo of auditorium facing beautiful curtain:
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CSWalczak on January 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

If the new multiplex is “around the corner,” I think it is pathétique that Pathé could not have incorporated this classic theatre into the new complex as the company did when it built a multiplex adjacent to the Tuschinski in Amsterdam.

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