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The ‘Patria’ cinema in Bucharest

The ‘Patria’ cinema in Bucharest, © Arhiva Naţională de Filmeenlarge


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Object:The ‘Patria’ cinema in Bucharest
Description:The picture shows the Asigurarea Românească’ building, the location of the ‘Patria’ cinema. A not identifiable movie is being advertised above the cinema. The street in front is busy with pedestrians, cars, trams, a cyclist and a horse-drawn cart.
Comment:The cinema, located at 12–14 Bulevardul Magheru, is among the best-known movie theatres in Bucharest. It is housed in the modernist ten-storey ‘Asigurarea Românească’ building, designed in 1929 and completed in 1931.
Date:Not after 1948
Country:unknown (contemporary)
Romania (historical)
Keywords:540 Commercialized Entertainment > 546 Motion Picture Industry
Copyright:Arhiva Naţională de Filme
Archive:Arhiva Naţională de Filme (Collection ANF), Inv. No.: Doc-Cat 34
Editor:Karl Kaser