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Capitol


2003 Photo from the Klaus Weber collection
Speyrer Strasse 107
Limburgerhof DE

Record #3567  
 Opened: 1954
Capacity: 300 seats
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Information for this tour was contributed by Klaus Weber.

The Capitol was built in 1954 by Gerhard Wolf in the rising village of Limburgerhof. First film shown was German after-war classic "Dr. Sauerbruch". Almost 50 years, later Mr. Wolf is still director of his movie house and has plans about future . This is remarkable because in the 1960s when theatres in the surounding villages closed, he also thought about giving up. But first supermarket-chains showed no interrest and later he didn't want to rent his house. Today the Capitol shows mainstream movies during the weekend and arthouse films during the week. The number of seats was reduced from originaly 500 to 200. Otherwise, the Capitol has a wonderful 1950s charisma. It is the last single-screen theatre of this size in Palatina.

Das CAPITOL wurde 1954 in dem aufstrebenden Wohnort Limburgerhof von Gerhard Wolf erbaut. Zur Eröffnung wurde der deutsche Nachkriegsklassiker "Dr. Sauerbruch" gezeigt. Fast 50 Jahre später leitet Herr Wolf immer noch persönlich sein Theater und trägt sich noch mit Zukunftsplänen. Dies ist um so bemerkenswerter als er in den 60er-Jahren, als die Kinos in den umliegenden Ortschaften reihenweise aufgaben, auch schon ans Aufhören dachte. Doch zuerst hatten die Supermarktketten kein Interesse und später wollte er selbst nicht mehr vermieten. Heute bietet das CAPITOL gehobenes Mainstreamkino am Wochenende und Arthouse-Filme unter der Woche. Die Sitzplatzzahl wurde im Laufe der Jahre von 500 auf 200 gesenkt, ansonsten strahlt das CAPITOL noch den Charme der Nierentisch - Aera aus. Es ist wohl das letzte Einzeltheater dieser Grösse in der Pfalz.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 12/10/2005.

 
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