Each year, the International Cinema Technology Association gives out three awards for outstanding movie theaters in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. This year’s Classic Cinema award went to Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam.
Tuschinski first opened its doors in 1921. It combines different architectural styles from the era; art deco, art nouveau and the Amsterdam School of building, which is closely linked to expressionism. The theater has kept many of its authentic details over the years. This year, it has renovated its auditorium, to combine classical architecture with up-to-date technology. With these renovations, the theater promises a 1920s style day out with today’s comfort and technologies.
The ICTA awards are held every year in order to celebrate innovative movie theaters. The other categories, ‘New Build Cinema of the Year’ and ‘Best Cinema Refurbishment’ were won by Muvi Cinema in Ryadh and Cineplexx in Vienna. Last year, the ‘classic cinema’ award was given to the Capitol cinema in Stockholm, built in 1926.