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Photo from the Amsterdam City Archives collection.
Amsterdam NL

Demolished 2003
Record #1329  
 Opened: 1961
 Closed: 1999
 Demolished: 2003
Capacity: 448 seats
Architect(s): Leo Borst
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Cinema West, Cinema International
 Previously operated by: Pathé Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by Paul Holterman.

The theater, then called Cinema West, opened on December 12, 1961, and closed in 1971. In 1975, it was renovated and reopend it's name changed to Cinema International. When it reopened, it was the first cinema in the Netherlands to show Sens-Surround movies. It was also the first cinema to be equipped with Dolby Stereo. Around 1978, a second auditorium was built on top of the lobby (not shown in the photos). When Pathé Cinema's took over the theater, its name was again plainly changed into Cinema. The theater closed in 1999. The original architect was Mr. Leo Borst.

The building was demolished in July 2003 to make place for a new police station.

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2003 photos from the Paul Holterman collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 12/10/2005.

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