Gloria Palast und Gloriette

Kufurstendamm 12-13,
Berlin 10719

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Previously operated by: Ufa

Architects: Siegfried Fehr, Gerhard Jackel

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Gloria Palast

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Gloria Palast und Gloriette

Originally on this site stood the Ufa Gloria Palast, which was destroyed by allied bombs in 1943, leaving just the ruins of the outer walls (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

The site was eventually cleared and an apartment building was built in 1952. The new Gloria Palast cinema was opened on 2nd January 1953. It was located upstairs on the first floor, and was designed by architects Siegfred Fehr and Gerhard Jackel. It was a single floor cinema (with no balcony) and seated 954.

In 1972, the basement was converted into a second screen, known as the Gloriette, it had a seating capacity for 190.

The Gloria Palast & Gloriette were closed on 6th August 1998 screening Ethan Hawke in “Gattaca” and Helena Bonham Carter in “The Wings of the Dove”. The cinemas were immediately stripped (overnight!) of all their cinema equipment. It was converted into a Benetton clothing store, but being a Listed building, many of the decorative features have been retained.

Sadly it was demolished in February 2018.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Woody_London on February 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm

Sadly the building is currently being demolished, I hope the signage was saved, but it looks like the beautiful marble lobby has been smashed to pieces. The owner wanted to redevelop and somehow in spite of being listed the consent to demolish was given. Another piece of Berlin history gone, in a rapidly changing city.

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