Espace Senghor

Chausse de Wavre 366,
Brussels 1040

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Architects: Victor Bourgeois

Functions: Cultural Center, Live Theatre, Movies

Previous Names: Continental Cinema, Rixy Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 3202.230.3140

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Espace Senghor

Located near the Place Jourdan in Etterbeek district, there was a theatre, dance hall and cafe named Continental which became the Continental Cinema in 1936 to the plans of Franch architect Victor Bourgeois. Taken over by Joseph Wecks who owned the Leopold Palace, Albert Hall, Marni in Ixelles district, Elysee in Saint Gilles.

It was renamed Rixy Cinema in September 1953 until it closed in 1967. It stayed long time unoccupied and was taken over by the Town Hall and became the cultural center of Etterbeek as a tribute to Leopold Senghor like the Centre Culturel Jacques Franck in Saint Gilles, or the Espace Delvaux in Watermael, both old cinemas,

Contributed by bette andré

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 3, 2020 at 12:23 am

The Continental Cinema in Etterbeek is listed as a 1936 project of architect Victor Bourgeois in the book Contemporary Architects, by Muriel Emanuel.

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