Die Kamera Mitte

Unter den Linden 51,
Berlin 10117

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Architects: Gerda Leiser, Heinick Leiser

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Die Kamera Mitte

Located in the city center Mitte district and the address Unter den Linden 14. In 1937 the address was re-numbered 51-53. The live theatre Die Flegermaus (The Bat) was converted into the theater Die Kamera and opened on 14th March 1928. It was designed by architects Heinick & Gerda Leiser. The cinema was operated by Hans Neumann The cinema contained a Wurlitzer organ and had an open air cinema in summer months. In 1930 it was taken over by Walter Pearce. In 1931 a Tobis sound system was installed. In 1932 Walter Jonigkeit took over the operation. Later he operated tow other cinemas in Berlin: Die Kurbel & the Felphi am Zoo.

In 1943 Die Kamera was badly damaged by Allied bombs during World War II. It was not reopened. Later the Russian Embassy was built at this site.

Contributed by Ken Roe, Kinospoter

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Rainbow Angels Ensemble
Rainbow Angels Ensemble on September 7, 2023 at 10:10 am

It was the Soviet embassy until 1991

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