Teatro Augusteo

Piazzetta Duca D'Aosta, 263,
Naples 80132

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 14, 2010 at 8:30 am

The auditorium of the Teatro Augusteo, taken during the International Film Festival of Contemporary Art in September 2008:
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AntonyRoma on May 19, 2007 at 6:58 am

Yes indeed it is the very same, judging by the address and a few things I was able to translate. If I am able to translate it with certainty, I will post it here.

BTW, I find some of these Europeon theaters fascinating. The Odeon is noteworthy for several reasons. According to CT, it is an historical cinema in Vicenza, Italy which opened as a movie theatre on the 18th of May 1907 and since then has never stopped its activity. The building was originally a church, one of the seven oldest in Vicenza dating back to at least the year 1000.

It was deconsecrated in 1809 and then converted into a craftsmen corporation meeting hall in 1858. Nowadays Cinema Odeon is probably the longest continously operating movie theatre in Italy and one of the oldest in Europe.

Sounds like it could have come right out of Dan Brown’s plot in the DaVinci Code.

Shalom, ciao, and excelsior

AntonyRoma on May 19, 2007 at 5:58 am

Too bad you didn’t capture some of the charm of the theater. Dont need another Coke ad ;–)

Shalom, ciao, and excelsior

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 17, 2005 at 12:48 pm

Here is a photo of the Cinema Augusteo which I took in the summer of 1989. I believe I was more interested in getting a shot of the flower shop bearing my name than in capturing the cinema. The theatre was probably closed for the summer as most movie theatres were and, to a great extent, still are. Italians prefer open air cinemas during the summer, and a number of Italian cinemas, in addition to an indoor auditorium, have an open-air space for the warmer months with separate seating and a separate screen.