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The only large Berlin cinema left from the 1920’s has been showing films in the foyer since 1992, because of the dilapidated state of the main studio. After several months of refurbishment, the Babylon had opened again in Autumn 2000 with a small auditorium. Its large studio, which can seat 460 people, will not be ready for the 51st Berlinale in February 2001 as planned, but a few months later in May or June. The cinema was part of the peripheral development of Bülowplatz which took place between 1927 and 1929 under Hans Poelzig. With 1200 seats, it was counted as one of the best cinemas with a viewing balcony in Berlin. As well as local firms, both regional politicians and the administrative body for the preservation of historic buildings supported the conservation of the cinema and the whole urban planning layout of what is today Rosa Luxemburg Platz. Both cinema and city landscape will benefit from this decision which, in this part of Mitte, has proved to be thoughtful and in contrast to over- polished town planning.



Address: Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30  10178 Berlin
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Bus, Tube, Tram: U 2 Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz; Bus 340; Tram 1, 8, 15