Berlin Wintergarten theatre
It opened in 1887 and was destroyed by bombs during World War II
The Skladanowsky brothers showcased the first short film presentation at the theatre in 1895, making it the first Bioscop movie theater in history. Beyond a movie theatre, it was a multi-use variety theatre. As art historian Erwin Panofsky recalls, in about 1905 "there was only one obscure and faintly disreputable kino in the whole city of Berlin, bearing, for some unfathomable reason, the English name of 'The Meeting Room'."
The name was taken on by a theatre in Potsdamer Straße in 1992.
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