Thursday, September 02, 2010

Smallest Purpose-Built Cinema in Operation



WHO:
Cinema Dei Piccoli
WHAT:
63 seats
WHERE:
Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy
WHEN:
1934

The Cinema dei Piccoli was built by Alfredo Annibali (Italy) in 1934 in the park of Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy and today covers an area of 71.52 m² (769.83 ft²). Originally called the Topolino Cinema (after Mickey Mouse), the cinema used a Path-Baby 9.5 mm movie projector, bed sheets for the screen and played 78's for background music. Restored in 1991, the cinema has 63 seats, a 5 x 2.5 m (16.4 x 8,2 ft) screen, stereo sound and air-conditioning.

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