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The Movies Amsterdam (Official)
Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)
Styles: Art Nouveau, Rustic
Previous Names: Bioscoop Tavenu, Cinema Hollandia
Opened as the Bioscoop Tavenu in 1912 it had 240 seats. Located on a very narrow street off the centre of Amsterdam the entrance is also very narrow and a long coridor leads to the auditorium which is ‘olde world rustic’ and has hardly been altered since the day it opened.
In 1971 adjacent land was purchased and an additional 3 screens were added. Currently the seating is Movies 1;(the original auditorium) 177-seats, Movies 2;107-seats, Movies 3;60-seats and Movies 4;56-seats.
It is the oldest operating cinema in Amsterdam and is a real treat to visit, take a meal in the cinema restaurant and see a movie. Great!
In early-2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, The Movies took the opportunity while closed to crowdfund for renovations to the interior, including new seats, carpet, a new bar in the foyer, new air and climate control. It reopened on 13th March 2023. The Movies is a Historic Listed Building.
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View link is a review of this theater (in Dutch), containing a few photographs for those interested.
Had the pleasure of visiting this venue a couple times recently. Focusses mostly on the bigger arthouse titles (and “serious” Hollywood productions), and it’s only second to the Tuschinski for the most beautiful art-deco interior in town.
A May 2006 photograph of The Movies: