Ziel 125,
Frankfurt am Main 60313

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Architects: Gunter Erker, Heinz Kramer

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Located in the city centre. The Europa-Palast was opened in 1952 with 1,150 seats. It was designed by architect Heinz Kramer with 1,150 seats; 750 seats in the orchestra and 400 in the balcony.

Over the years, it has been added to and sub-divided with each screen having individual names:

On 17th September 1954 the 350-seat Esplanade 1 opened.

On 12th June 1970 the 320-seat Elysee 1 opened. It was designed by architect Gunter Erker.

In January 1978 the 62-seat Eden opened.

On 18th October 1979 the 125-seat Elite opened. Also on the same day the 57-seat Esprit 1 and 75-seat Esprite 2 opened.

On 27th July 1988 the 185-seat Elysee 2 opened.

In September 1988 the 81-seat Esplanade 2 opened.

All were still operating in 1995. They were later closed and the building has been demolished.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ian on January 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Photo from 1989 here:–


Doolally on June 17, 2021 at 1:53 pm

As a resident of Frankfurt, I can confirm that the location is incorrect. It was not demolished for the Galleria Kaufhof store. That store is about 100 meters away and was built in the early 1950’s.

Ian on June 17, 2021 at 2:52 pm

The streetview seems to support that - the cinema is to the right of the Traf iQ booth under the red ‘E’ and the galeria to the left. Sadly it is many years since I was last in Frankfurt so cannot confirm current status of the Europa.

street scene

Ian on June 17, 2021 at 2:55 pm

Sorry, it seems that it is no longer possible to post a link to the street view, so the above link will not work.

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