Monty Cinema

Rue du College 28,
Brussels 1050

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Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Salle Beriot, Grand Cinema Beriot, Astoria Cinema

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Monty Cinema in May 2011

Located in Rue du Colleg 28, near the Place Fernand Coqu, the town hall of Ixelles. The nearest cinema was the Piron Cinema (former Flora Cinema) at 156 Chaussée D'Ixelles. It opened as a theatre in 1895 became a cinema prior to 1910 under the name Beriot Cinem, and was also named Kursaal D'Ixelles and Astoria Cinema during the two wars.

After the Second World War, it was re-named the Monty Cinema, as a tribute to General Montgomery, like its neighbour the Piron Cinema was a tribute to the Gelgian General. The Monty Cinema was an all family cinema screening many westerns.

It closed first in 1977 after beeing an Arabian cinema, in 1982 the distributor Ciné Libre decided to reopen it with 3 screens, and with a more art house programming, like David Lynch’s “Eraserhead”. It re-opened again in 1984. “The World According to Garp” was showed there and it closed again. Claude Dioury, director of the Styx had a great project 3 or 4 screens, more like a tavern and bar, but the project failed due financial problems and the bad name of the building.

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SethLewis on May 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm

This theatre was open in the first half of 1979 when I lived in Brussels showing 2nd run Fox product e.g. An Unmarried Woman, Mel Brooks' Silent Movie…It was a the back end of a good street tipping into a rougher area…A small old house it had the kind of character that Eddy Mitchell sang about in La Derniere Seance

Brussels that year was a fun place to see movies with shows from 11am onwards throughout the day at the Leroy, Vendome, Avenue,Capitole and Acropole all bunched up around the Avenue Louise

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