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Rembrandt Theater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dutch postcard.


The Rembrandt Theater was designed in Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style in 1902 by the architects Evert Breman and Willem Molenbroek. It started as a theatre for operettas but in 1919 it was renovated and changed into a cinema. There were 1200 seats. It became the main Dutch venue for the films of the German Ufa studio and many big billboards covered the front of the cinema. In 1940 the cinema suddenly burned down. Years later it was known that the fire was an action of the Dutch resistance. The cinema was never rebuilt and at the location at the Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) 21-23 in the heart of Amsterdam is now a hotel.


This picture probably dates from 1932. That year the film Paprika was shown here. It was a German comedy directed by Carl Boese and starring the Hungarian star Franciska Gaal and German actor Paul Hörbiger.


At the left side in the background the postcard shows another famous Amsterdam cinema, the Tuschinski Theater.


See also Roloff's Photostream for a postcard of the cinema in 1937 after a renovation.


Source: Cinema Context.

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Taken on January 26, 2011