Ufa Kristallpalast

St. Petersburger Strasse 24a,
Dresden 01069

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Operated by: Ufa

Firms: Coop Himmelb

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Ufa-Palast

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 490351.482.5825

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Ufa Kristallpalast

Built as an extension to the already existing Rundkino (today the Cinemagnum), this 14 screen multiplex had a seating capacity of 4,700 and was designed in 1996-1998 by the Viennese based architectural firm Coop Himmelb.

It opened on 26th March 1998 as the Ufa-Palast. In 1999 it was awarded an Architecture award for its building design. Today (in 2008) the operation has been scaled-down with only screens numbered 8-15 in operation, the remainder have (I believe) been mothballed or maybe been incorporated into the existing screens?

Seating capacities are now: Screen 8 207, Screen 9 175, Screen 10 196, Screen 11 207, Screen 12 502, Screen 13 356, Screen 14 585 and Screen 15 441. There is also seating capacity for 100 in the foyer to watch live events such as sport on a screen.

Guided tours of the building can be made with prior arrangement with the management.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 13, 2008 at 11:18 am

A daytime view of the UFA-Kristallpalast in October 2006:
Same view in early evening:
Entrance facade in March 2008:
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This December 2007 view also shows the former Rundkino (now Cinemagnum) in the background on the left:
The Rundkino (now Cinemagnum) viewed from the UFA-Kristallpalast foyer:

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