Image by Zoltan Fejes

Átrium Filmszínház – A theater in a Bauhaus cinema

I love seeing very good theater plays in Átrium Fimlszínház, but the Bauhaus building with the art deco metal mirror surfaces colored burgundy-orange-black-and-white is very interesting too. It can also be inspirational for photographers (I like to make portraits here) and it’s very inspirational to drink a coffee in the buffet, Pepita Kávézó.

The Margit Boulevard building was originally built as a cinema in 1937 (with apartments above it). Art historians don’t agree on what style building it is: it’s Bauhaus and Art Deco mixed together. The cinema itself was built with 647 seats and then the whole building suffered a lot from the World War II. There was a bombing and massacre here too. The building was rebuilt in 1947.

And after a big and sad break, the building, known as the May 1st movie theater, re-opened at the end of 2012 as the Atrium Film Theater. The story of the revival of the building is a modern fairytale and unique in Budapest: four theater-loving private individuals took the building which brought the year-old, ever-eroding, monumental cinema into a state-of-the-art condition and transferred it to a foundation – for free!

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Address

Margit körút 55, Budapest

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00 (or 2 hours after the last play), Sat - Sun check schedule

Price

Ticket from: HUF 3000

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)