Apollo Theater, Düsseldorf, Germany, Thirties
Address: Graf-Adolf-Platz, Düsseldorf
CinemaTreasures.org ID: 2973
Yes, this is the same Apollo on the same spot. Another UFA makeover. You can compare the three main windows, the cathedral roof, the other windows..
With the arrival of the Tonfilm, when sound was permanently added to the Motion Pictures, new modern theatres were built around Europe, UFA being at the forefront of doing so in Germany, like with the Thalia in Wupperhtal, as well as with a theatre they owned in the Netherlands, the Rembrandt Theater in Amsterdam. Their older theaters got restyled to fit the new look, perhaps also to better accomodate large banners and displays.
In 1942 the building was destroyed by bombing, and rebuilt in '48 to
open again in 1950.
I believe there's now a Media Markt electronics store on the spot. There still is an Apollo Varieté-theatre in Düsseldorf, under a freeway bridge (Apollo Platz 1), that appearently continues the original Apollo Varieté tradition.