The Netherlands has most beautiful cinema in the world

The authoritative British magazine Time-Out has named Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam the most beautiful cinema in the world. The magazine has the list, compiled by editors and art connoisseurs, published in the edition that appears this week.

The jury praises Tuschinski as a “never-old dream palace, with its elegant blend of Art Deco and Art Nouveau with sleek modernist accents.” The magazine advises its readers to “take a pilgrimage to this lush, historic sanctuary for the films.”

Opened in October 1921, the Tuschinski Theatre on the Reguliersbreestraat in Amsterdam was built by the Polish cinema operator Abraham Tuschinski, who was passing through to the US but stayed in the Netherlands. The cinema still counts as an architectural masterpiece. Galapremières are often organised.

Pathé has invested heavily in the building in recent years, on the occasion of the approaching centenary. A few months ago, the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) proclaimed the most beautiful classical film theatre in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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