Spirit of 66
Place du Martyr, 16,
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Spirit of 66 (Official)
Previous Names: Select Cinema
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The first movie projection in Verviers in 1896, took place in the Globe. The Select Cinema was the first cinema which opened in September 1913 in the main place of Verviers, Place du Martyr. The other cinemas were the Louvre Cinema also in Place du Martyr and the Coliseum Cinema on Rue Xhavée. During five decades, it operated as a cinema and became a porno cinema in the 1960’s. It was closed in 1977, due to security rules.
After years of inactivity it was taken over by Francis Geron in June 1985 and became a live show theatre, specializing in rock music with International stars, Alvin Lee, Status Quo, Wishbone Ash, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band are just a few who appreared here. Known as Spirit of 66, it has become a well known place in Belgium and 2,000 artists have appeared here. It has a Route 66 inspired decoration in the auditorium.
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