Düsseldorf: Apollo-Theater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
City: Düsseldorf

Built 1898-1899 by Hermann vom Emdt as a private theatre at the site of the demolished "Bergisch-Märkischer Bahnhof" and "Köln-Mindener Bahnhof" train stations. Opened 16 December 1899. 3000 seats. The theatre was equipped with all functionalities of the contemporary variety stage, including a floodalbe water bassin beyond the stalls. Also used for theatre, opera and operetta performances, and as a cinema. 1921-1925 home to the municipal theatre company. Major rebuilding in the 1930s, including a new façade. From 1937 used as a cinema by the UFA circuit. Roof destroyed by bombs in 1942. Re-opened 1950 with Kálmán's "Die Csárdásfürstin". Subsequently used for pop concerts, carnival balls, and congresses. Closed 1959. Subsequently used as a TV studio. Demolished 1966.

[In 1997, a new variety theatre at another site was opened as "Roncalli's Apollo Varieté".]

[Duesseldorf: Apollo-Theater] Front Text: "Düsseldorf, Apollotheater"
Publisher: I. W. B. N. O. 43; Photochrom No. 919
Size: Classic
Sent: by French Forces' Postal Service, from Kreuznach to Crongete (France) (?) [no postmark]

[Duesseldorf: Apollo-Theater] Front Text: "Düsseldorf, Apollotheater"
Publisher: Verlag Friedr. Wolfrum, Düsseldorf
Size: Classic
Sent: from Düsseldorf to Berlin, 1900

[Duesseldorf: Apollo-Theater] Front Text: "Apollo-Theater Düsseldorf, Restaurant 3, I. Rang" [Restaurant No. 3, 1st Balcony]
Size: Classic
Sent: from Düsseldorf to Ladbergen, 1902

[Duesseldorf: Apollo-Theater] Front Text: "Zuschauerraum des Apollotheaters in Düsseldorf" [Auditorium]
Publisher: Rolf Lantin, Düsseldorf
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Duesseldorf: Apollo-Theater] Front Text: "Düsseldorf, Apollotheater", letters on roof:"Apollo", signs: "3 Tage Angst - Eston - Rolly auf der Varieté-Bühne - Die Orfatis", movie poster advertising the 1952 movie "Drei Tage Angst"
Publisher: Rhein. Ansichtskartenverlag Jos. Kessel, Niederollendorf b. Bonn; Nr. K 4/943
Size: Classic
Sent: from Düsseldorf to Dresden, 1956


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