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Previous Names: Apollon Renault Cinema
News About This Theater
- Feb 13, 2012 — Riots destroy Athens cinemas
Located in the centre of Athens, close to the Parliament building. The Apollon Cinema was opened in the 1960’s. It was in the same building as the beautiful Attikon Cinema which operated from 1912.
The Apollon Cinema was an art house cinema, which has hosted the annual Athens International Film Festival. It was renovated in the early-2000’s and was operated by Cinemax Class.
Sadly, the 1870 built building which housed both cinemas, was caught up in the riots which hit the city on 12th February 2012, and extreme damage was done by petrol bombs, causing fierce fires to break out. The nearby Asty Cinema was also a victim. Prior to being set on fire, the last films were a 4pm matinee screening of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, followed by three showings a day of the appropriately titled “Carnage”. The building was fire bombed in the early evening, so presumably screenings of “Carnage were cancelled.
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