Haarlemmerdijk 157-165,
Amsterdam 1013 KH

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The Movies Amsterdam (Official)

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Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Styles: Art Nouveau, Rustic

Previous Names: Bioscoop Tavenu, Cinema Hollandia

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 31020.638.6016

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16 May 2008

Opened as the Bioscoop Tavenu in 1912 it had 240 seats. Located on a very narrow street off the centre of Amsterdam the entrance is also very narrow and a long coridor leads to the auditorium which is ‘olde world rustic’ and has hardly been altered since the day it opened.

In 1971 adjacent land was purchased and an additional 3 screens were added. Currently the seating is Movies 1;(the original auditorium) 177-seats, Movies 2;107-seats, Movies 3;60-seats and Movies 4;56-seats.

It is the oldest operating cinema in Amsterdam and is a real treat to visit, take a meal in the cinema restaurant and see a movie. Great!

In early-2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, The Movies took the opportunity while closed to crowdfund for renovations to the interior, including new seats, carpet, a new bar in the foyer, new air and climate control. It reopened on 13th March 2023. The Movies is a Historic Listed Building.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Rolfe on February 7, 2006 at 2:39 am

View link is a review of this theater (in Dutch), containing a few photographs for those interested.

Had the pleasure of visiting this venue a couple times recently. Focusses mostly on the bigger arthouse titles (and “serious” Hollywood productions), and it’s only second to the Tuschinski for the most beautiful art-deco interior in town.

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