A look at the Carolus cinema in Nijmegen, at night. The theater is
already closed at this point, it's massive recognizable name at the
top of the building unlit. The Carolus is the oldest cinema in
Nijmegen still in operation. Opened in 1955, a mere fifty-two years
doesn't seem that old, but all other and older theaters were bombed
during the Second World War.
It was erected in 1955, with it's design being pretty much a copy of the Cinema Palace in Groningen, which was owned by the same company, Nederlandsche Bioscoop Trust BV, which was part of the Tuschinski exhibitor/distributor group.
The Carolus' large auditorium was split in the Eighties into two theaters, seating 436 and 133 visitors. It is run by Jochems Theaters since 1999.
The picture is a panorama from 3 photos, on which I then applied some heavy lens distorion correction and then cranked up the light levels. I happened to be in Nijmegen around midnight and figured I might as well take this picture until a better occasion arises.