Berlin, Germany

Alternative names: Babylon Berlin

Status: open

By: Sabrina Bernhöft
Last update: 8/6/2021
Outdoor Shot of Cinema Babylon
Cinema Babylon, Outdoor Shot

Year of first opening: 1929
Year of reopening: 1948
Architectural style: new objective
Number of screens: 3
Number of seats: 611

The Babylon is a cinema in the Berlin district Mitte. The building was established in 1928/29 after plans of the architect Hans Poelzig and is valid as an exemplary work in his creating period of the New Professionalism. The cinema is a striking example of the architectural style of New Objectivity.

In 1948 the building was strongly altered and served afterwards in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as a genre cinema. Also even today no mainstream films are shown. A main focus lies in the performance of silent films because the cinema is in possession of a film organ.

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