Marmorhaus

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]

A view of the cinema in 1957.

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kreimeier p.112
  2. ^ Hardt p.50
  3. ^ Hardt p.219
  4. ^ Hardt p.219
  5. ^ Hardt p.220
  6. ^ Hardt p.220
  7. ^ Hardt p.223
  8. ^ Hardt p.223
  9. ^ Kreimeier p.74

BibliographyEdit

  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.