Monday 10 May 2010

Alice in Amsterdam

We went to the movies yesterday evening. The reason to share this is because of the amazing cinema we went to. Tuschinski theater is an amazing piece of Architectural art.

Originally exploited by Abraham Icek Tuschinski, who had it built in 1921 at a cost of 4 million guilders, in a spectacular mix of styles, as designed by Hijman Louis de Jong; Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The main auditorium is usually the one in which movies premiere in the Netherlands.
The façade, in its own style of Art Deco with oriental influences, was designed to help people get a feeling that they were being led into an illusion. The main auditorium was originally not designed just as a movie theatre and still has a stage and organ, on which performances are still given. (information from wikipedia)

The interior is amazing, especially love all the different kind of lampshades.

Between 1998 and 2002 the Theater was closed for a huge renovation.

The atmosphere is wonderful, like a warm and luxorious living room.

If you ever visit Amsterdam make sure to visit Tuschinski, but do make sure to go to a movie which plays in Salon 1, 2 or 3 as those are the original old ones. There is an new wing attached to the cinema and the salons are modern and boring there.

Where ever you look, the details are breathtaking.

And we went from one wonder.... Wonderland....


  1. It must smell good in there with all that carved wood and antique. The colors are gorgeous...just a wonderful place!

  2. I understand you Alice completly!
    We spent 2 hours there - with just looking at the walls and the ceiling :-)

  3. I never knew all this about this cinema and I love art noveau and art deco.

  4. Ahh, what a gorgeous cinema!! I would love to see it live :)

  5. Wooow wonderful theater! I love places like this one. Hope some day we visit Amsterdam,too (like Alice) :) Thanks for sharing, Star.

  6. What a beauty!
    Thank you so very much for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing, I've been there two years ago with an Amsterdammer friend, very impressive place.

  8. Would love to go to Amsterdam... Someday I hope. So thanks for taking us with you.

  9. oh my god! so much art nouveau in one place!!!!