Berlin Wintergarten theatre

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Berlin Wintergarten theatre
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1988-035-15, Berlin, Wintergarten.jpg
July 1940
LocationBerlin, Germany
Coordinates52°30′08″N 13°21′52″E / 52.50222°N 13.36444°E / 52.50222; 13.36444Coordinates: 52°30′08″N 13°21′52″E / 52.50222°N 13.36444°E / 52.50222; 13.36444
DemolishedJune 1944
Wintergarten, Potsdamer Straße, 2010

The Berlin Wintergarten theatre was a large variety theatre in Berlin-Mitte.[1]

It opened in 1887 and was destroyed by bombs during the Second World War.

The Skladanowsky brothers showcased the first short film presentation at the theatre in 1895, making it the first Bioscop movie theater in history.[citation needed] 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'."[2]

The name was taken on by a theatre in Potsdamer Straße in 1992.


  1. ^ Wintergarten Varieté,
  2. ^ Panofsky, Erwin (1937). "Style and Medium in the Motion Pictures". Transition. 26: 121–133.

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