Chamaleon Variete Theater

Rosenthaler Strasse 40-41,
Berlin 10178

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Fedmic on December 15, 2011 at 7:41 am

Ken, thanks so much for the reference, yes it refers to my grandfather Friedrich who was specialized in the Cinema industry. I have a lot of pictures from Cinemas in Berlin that were brought by my grandfather and have been never released. If they are from your interest let me know. Best, Fred

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 14, 2011 at 6:31 am

Hi Fred, The book ‘Kinoarchitecktur In Berlin 1895-1995’ by Syvaine Hansel & Angelika Schmitt (Published in 1995 by Deitrich Reimer Verlag in Berlin). Listing for the Imperial-Tonfilm Theater on page 108:– ‘Ingenieurburo Friedrich Zwiebel (Umbau 1933/34)’ The index of architects at the back of the book only has this cinema as a reference to Friedrich Zwiebel.

Fedmic on December 14, 2011 at 4:21 am

Hi Ken, did you have any chance to review the book?. Thanks in advance & Best Fred

Fedmic on December 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Ken thanks, I asked you because I think it refers to my Grandfather Friedrich Zwiebel. I would love to have that information. He used to be a famouse electrical engineer devoted to the Film Industry in the 30´s. If you can share information with me once you are back home I will highly appreciate it. Very best, Fred

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Hi Fred, Not sure, but could possibly have been in a book I have on Berlin kinos. Currently I am away from home, so can’t check.

Fedmic on December 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Hi Ken,

How did you find that it was renovated by Fredrich Zwiebel?. I am interested on that data.

Best regards,


Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 14, 2008 at 2:15 pm

The entrance to the Hackesche Hoffe Film Theatre and Chamaleon Variete Theater, as see in July 2006:
Inside the courtyard, August 2004:
September 2005: