August Allebéplein 4,
Amsterdam 1062 AA

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Previously operated by: Cannon Cinemas, C.I.C., MGM Theatres, Pathe

Previous Names: Cinema International, Cinema West

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A cinema was included in the shopping center on the August Allebéplein in Slotervaart, which would be operated by REMA NV (Van Royen). Cinema West (531 seats) opened December 12, 1961 with Rock Hudson in “Come September”. The architect of the shopping center, Leo Borst, also signed for the cinema. It closed on 30th December 1971 and was vacant until March 1975.

C.I.C. re-opened the cinema on 20th March 1975 with Charlton Heston in “Earthquake”, now re-named Cinema International, with only 328 seats. C.I.C. was an international company in which both Universal and Paramount participated. In the Dutch management was a.o. Max van Praag. It was twinned on 13th November 1980 with 120 seats in zaal 2 which opened with John Belushi in “The Blues Brothers”. In 1991 this theatre surfed the takeover waves from Cannon to MGM Cinemas and on to Pathé Theaters. The latter company closed the cinema late-1999.

From 5th October 1988 the cinema was called Cinema, without the addition International. It was still open in 1995.

The Cinema was demolished in 2003 to make place for a new police station.

Contributed by Bart Taffein
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