Cinerama Filmtheater

Westblaak 18,
Rotterdam 3012 KL

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Wolff Bioscopen (Official), Cinerama Filmtheater (Official)

Additional Info

Operated by: Kinepolis

Previously operated by: Cannon Cinemas, MGM Theatres, Wolff Bioscopen

Architects: B. Hoogstrate, G.E. Lette

Functions: Movies (First Run), Movies (Foreign)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Scala Cinema, Cinerama Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 31010.411.5300

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Cinerama Filmtheater

Located in the centre of Rotterdam. The Scala Cinema was the third cinema to operate with that name in the city. This one replaced the second Scala which was destroyed by bombing in World War II. It was opened on 12th December 1957 with Charlie Chaplin in “A King in New York”. Seating was provided in the single screen for 1,500.

It was converted into a Cinerama Theater, and opened on 14th July 1960 with “This Is Cinerama”. The seating capacity was reduced to 900 seats. Following a string of successful 3-strip Cinerama films, the Cinerama Theater was screening 70mm films from 1972.

In recent years it has been converted into a 5-screen cinema, and in 2004, became a 7-screen cinema. Seating is provided for 291, 123, 123, 130, 145, 145 and 103.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

CSWalczak on July 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

There are some pictures of the theater’s outer lobby here as well as information about theater’s run as a Cinerama house. Apparently, this was the last theater in the world with regular Cinerama showings (final showing 10/25/72) until the Pictureville installation in Bradford, England in June of 1993.

Bart3049 on February 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Since 2014 part of the Kinepolis Group from Belgium, that took over the complete Wolff theatres group!

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