Thursday, September 02, 2010

Smallest Purpose-Built Cinema in Operation

Cinema Dei Piccoli
63 seats
Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy

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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