Essen: Lichtburg Essen

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
City: Essen
Location: Kettwiger Straße 36 / Burgplatz

Cinema, opened 18 Oct 1928. Destroyed by bombs in 1943, leaving only the exterior walls. Ca. 1950 interior rebuilding to modern plans and minor extensions. During the 1950s and 1960s, site of hundreds of movie premieres and film galas. Also used for theatre performances, cabaret, and jazz concerts. 1999-2003 major renovation. Re-opened 16 Mar 2003. The complex includes two halls: Lichtburg (1302 seats, the largest cinema in Germany), Atelier in der Lichtburg (70 seats).

Link: www.essener-filmkunsttheater.de

[Essen: Lichtburg Essen] Front Text: "Essen - Lichtburg"
Publisher: Reintges Nachf. P. Schlott, Essen; Nr. 470
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Essen to Bremen, 1929

[Essen: Lichtburg Essen] Picture: before 1943
Front Text: "Lichtburg Essen", sign on the right: "Lichtburg", inscriptions on the left: "Burgplatz-Gaststätten - Münchener Löwenbräu"
Handwritten Reverse Text: "Größtes u. modernstes Kino Westdeutschlands" [largest and most modern cinema in Western Germany]
Publisher: Atelier Kunst, Inh. O. Müller, Essen
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.


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