Ludwigshafen am Rhein: Pfalzbau (old)

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Rheinland-Pfalz
City: Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Location: Berliner Platz (formerly: Jubiläumsplatz)

Built 1928 by Lattyer and Schneider for the UFA cinema circuit, as a complex containing a hall for theatre and cinema, a concert hall, and a café.

Theatre and Cinema Hall: Opened 29 Sep 1928 with Act II of Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" (performed by the Nationaltheater Mannheim ensemble), and the UFA film "Heimkehr", musically accompanied by the resident Pfalzbau cinema orchestra. Subsequently used as a cinema ("Ufa-Palast"), and for weekly drama and opera performances by the Nationaltheater Mannheim ensembles. 1374 seats. Destroyed by bombs on 5/6 Sep 1943 and 6 Jan 1945. Not rebuilt, and finally demolished in 1957.

Concert Hall: Opened 2 Oct 1928 with a concert by the Pfalzorchester. Ca. 1000 seats. Destroyed by bombs on 5/6 Sep 1943 and 6 Jan 1945. Former foyers converted to a cinema, provisionally re-opened 29 Sep 1945. 1952 installation of a new theatre hall in the 2nd floor, used for opera and drama performances and for concerts. Closed 29 September 1969. Demolished in 1969 or the early 1970s.

[Ludwigshafen: Pfalzbau (old)] Picture: left: concert hall/caféwing, right: theatre and cinema hall wing
Front Text: "Ludwigshafen, Pfalzbau", inscriptions: "Ufa-Palast"
Publisher: ?; Bromsilber-Imitation 8743/7605
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Mannheim to Leipzig, 1940

[Ludwigshafen: Pfalzbau (old)] Picture: café
Front Text: "Café Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen a. Rhein"
Publisher: Robert Fleischbein, Frankfurt am Main
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Ludwigshafen to Bremen, 1934

[Ludwigshafen: Pfalzbau (old)] Picture: concert hall/café wing
Front Text: "Ludwigshafen a. Rh. - Pfalzbau", inscriptions: "Pfalzcafé", "Restaurant", "Filmpalast im Pfalzbau", "Bar"
Publisher: Wilh. Maul, Ludwigshafen a. Rh.; Nr. M 4-11
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Ludwigshafen to Zofingen (Switzerland), 1952

[Ludwigshafen: Pfalzbau (old)] Picture: former concert hall/café wing, after the 1952 rebuilding
Front Text: "Ludwigshafen a. Rh. - Pfalzbau", inscriptions: "Pfalzbau", "Filmtheater", poster: advertising the 1952 film "Ferien vom Ich"
Publisher: Wilh. Maul, Ludwigshafen a. Rh.; Nr. M 4/11
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: to Berlin [stamp and postmark removed]

[Ludwigshafen: Pfalzbau (old)] Reverse Text: "Ludwigshafen, Berliner Platz"
Publisher: Krüger; 978/10
Size: Modern
Sent: to Ascheberg/Holstein [no stamp or postmark]

[Ludwigshafen: Pfalzbau (old)] Reverse Text: "Rheinbrücke zwischen Mannheim und Ludwigshafen mit Blick auf Ludwigshafen" [Rhine Bridge between Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, viewn towards Ludwigshafen]
Publisher: Krüger; 956/18
Size: Modern
Not sent.
Detail:
[Ludwigshafen: Pfalzbau (old)]

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