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Rembrandt, Venlo, ca. 1939 | by Roloff
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Rembrandt, Venlo, ca. 1939

Since: 1930

Address: Parade 59, Venlo

Film on Marquee: "DRIE VOOR VERDI" (DRIE VROUWEN EN VERDI), 1938 ID: B001103


A tragic postcard of the Rembrandt Theater in Venlo. It was sent in 1947, when the theatre had already been wiped out for three years. It originally opened as the Pollak Theater in 1925, was reopened as Grand Theater on november 18th 1927, and was flattened as the Rembrandt in 1944, seating 888 patrons.

41 bomber planes from France were sent out to destroy the bridges over the Maas river, but because of obscuring clouds, more and more were misdropped and wiped out many streets and blocks with buildings and people, including the Rembrandt Theater.

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Taken on June 6, 2006