Ufa Gloria-Palast

Kurfurstendamm 12-13,
Berlin 10719

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woody on October 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

WWII photo – rather a scary one, around the time it was destroyed by bombs

kinokompendium.de on June 30, 2007 at 11:19 am

More infos and photographs on this theater (and many others) can be found on the German language only Berlin Movie Theater Guide – www.kinokompendium.de: Gloria Palast & Gloriette (1948 – August 15th 1998)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 22, 2005 at 4:25 pm

The architects of the original Ufa Gloria Palast were Ernst Lessing and Max Bremer who designed a magnificent Gothic styled cinema that seated 1,200. As stated above, this was sadly destroyed by bombs in 1943

The new Gloria Palast was an entirely different building on the same site, contained within an apartment building that was constructed in 1953. The cinema was upstairs on the first floor and was designed by Siegfred Fehr and Gerhard Jackel. It was a single floor cinema (with no balcony) and seated 954. There was also a small 190 seat cinema in the basement which was called the Gloriette.

Both screens closed on 6th August 1998 and were immediately stripped out. It was converted into a Benetton clothing store, but being a Listed building, many of the original decorative features have been retained.