Royal Theater

Stationsplein 5,
Heerlen 6411 NE

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Styles: Art Nouveau

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The Royal Theater was constructed in 1938. The main screen seats about 740 guests and claims to be the largest auditorium in the Netherlands based on seat-count. Two smaller auditoriums, named Rivoli and Maxim, have been added over the years.

The main auditorium featured modern projection and audio equipment like Dolby Digital EX. It was later equipped with DLP and 3D (RealD).

The Royal Theater was closed in August 2014.

Contributed by M. v. Birgelen

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 15, 2009 at 9:57 am

A vintage postcard view from 1950:
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Photographed at night in November 2008:
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Main auditorium, viewed from the beneath the balcony in the rear orchestra level in November 2008:
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Main auditorium, viewed from the stage in November 2008:
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Main auditorium cove lighting in the ceiling:
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The Royal Theater, photographed in June 2008:
A close-up in September 2005:

griebels on March 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

Some more pictures and descriptions (in Dutch) from a local newspaper, taken from the book “Royal 1938-2008” by Ivo Senden.

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Theovdb on March 9, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Unfortunately this theatre is closed August 2014.

Bart3049 on April 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm

This theatre is closed, please change designation!

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