Allenby Cinema

58 Allenby Street,
Tel Aviv

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Architects: Shlomo Gepstein

Previous Names: Rimon Theatre

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Allenby Cinema building - 2009

Opened in 1937 as the Rimon Theatre and designed by architect Shlomo Gepstein in the International style, this theatre and the building that houses it has been an Allenby Street landmark for decades.

Closed sometime in the 1980’s, the cinema became an internationally-known nightclub called Allenby 58, which lasted about a decade. The property is slated to become a residential building with few traces of its entertainment history preserved. It had been demolished by 2022.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on February 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

This article contains some additional history about the Allenby Cinema and includes a picture of the building when the cinema was a going concern and one of an architect’s drawing of the proposed residential conversion: View link.

If you scroll down to the collection of photos after the one at the top of this webpage and below the introductory text, there is a recent photo of the building (No. 10 – the numbers appear at the top of the photos when you mouse over them) showing clearly that the building has seen better days: View link.

jakeslosburg on April 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

This theater was originally developed by Jake Slosburg, Sr., an American real estate developer who migrated to Israel in the 1930s. It was the first building in all of Israel with an elevator.

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