Metro Kino Kultur Haus
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Film Archiv Austria -- Metro Kino (Official)
Functions: Movies (Classic)
Styles: Renaissance Revival
Previous Names: Komodie Theater, Modernes Theater, Theater, Die Komodie, Metro Kino
Originally opened as a live theater in 1906 as the Komodie Theater. In March 1924 it was renamed Modernes Theater. By 1933 it had reverted back to the name of Theater, Die Komodie. In March 1945 it was damaged by bombing and repairs were carried out to resume operation as a live theater.
It was re-modelled in 1951 to the plans of architect Robert Kotas. It reopened as a cinema in December 1951 with Deborah Kerr in “King Solomon’s Mines”. Seating is provided for 266-seats in the orchestra and 141-seats in the balcony. It has been the home of the Filmarchiv Austria since the summer of 2002.
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