Metro Kino Kultur Haus

Johannesgasse 4,
Vienna 1010

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Film Archiv Austria -- Metro Kino (Official)

Additional Info

Architects: Percy A. Faber, Robert Kotas

Functions: Movies (Classic)

Styles: Renaissance Revival

Previous Names: Komodie Theater, Modernes Theater, Theater, Die Komodie, Metro Kino

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 43151.218.0315
Manager: 43151.218.0315

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Metro Kino Kultur Haus

Originally opened as a live theater in 1906 as the Komodie Theater. In March 1924 it was renamed Modernes Theater. By 1933 it had reverted back to the name of Theater, Die Komodie. In March 1945 it was damaged by bombing and repairs were carried out to resume operation as a live theater.

It was re-modelled in 1951 to the plans of architect Robert Kotas. It reopened as a cinema in December 1951 with Deborah Kerr in “King Solomon’s Mines”. Seating is provided for 266-seats in the orchestra and 141-seats in the balcony. It has been the home of the Filmarchiv Austria since the summer of 2002.

Contributed by Josef Paminger

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 8, 2006 at 8:02 am

Originally opened in 1893 as a hall for balls and theatre performances, in an already existing building. In January 1924 it was re-modeled by architect Percy A. Faber into a 484 seat theatre for live performances and was known as the Comedy Theatre. This continued for many years. It was damaged by a falling bomb in 1945 which led to a brief closure.

From the 25th December 1951 it was opened as the Metro Kino with Stewart Granger in “King Solomons Mines” and it now had a seating capacity of 417.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 10, 2008 at 6:15 am

A photograph of the Metro Kino, in October 2008:

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