Marmorhaus

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A view of the cinema in 1957.

The Marmorhaus (English: Marble House) is a former movie theater located on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. Opened in 1913, it takes its name from a large marble façade. Designed by the architect Hugo Pál, the walls of the foyer and auditorium were decorated by the expressionist artist Cesar Klein. [1]

During the silent era it frequently functioned as a venue for premieres of new films. These included The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari , [2] Johannes Goth , [3] The Woman in Heaven , [4] The Head of Janus , [5] Genuine , [6] Four Around a Woman , [7] Wandering Souls , [8] and The Haunted Castle . [9]

Owned by the giant UFA company for many years, it was later developed into a multiplex. In 2001 the cinema was closed and the property sold off.

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