Capacity: 1016 seats
Current Organ: none
Also Known As: Casino, Tivoli, Universum
Information for this tour was contributed by Klaus Weber.
The ATU-Center is 3 screens with different histories.
In the late 1920s, the "Casino" opened at this location. In 1935, it was taken over from Mr. Theo Kalb - a refrigerator industrialist who also acted in cinema biz (Bavaria , Tivoli and Union in Aschaffenburg / Capitol and Kammer in Speyer / 1 movie-theatre in Hünfeld). He named the cinema "Tivoli" and extended the room up to 705 seats.
In September 1956, the Universum with 750 seats opened next door. This theatre has preserved its 1950s charisma except the new seats and it's nowadays one of the largest in Germany.
At the end of the 1970s, the balcony of the "Tivoli" was divided from the room and named "Atrium".
Although the 3 screens are operating as a single movie-center, Universum and Tivoli/Atrium still have different entrances and box-offices.
Theo Kalb died in 1969. His descendantes are still owners of this cinema.
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