News of: Thursday, December 15 2005,

Cinema Bellevue Cinerama closes with classic movies

The cinema Cinerama closes with a parade of classical movies.

Cinerama was opened in 1965, and at that time it was one of the most modern cinemas in the Netherlands.
On December 30 is the last movie to be seen, as it has to close down to make place for the new theatre built by Joop van den Ende.

The Filmmuseum (which runs Cinerama) will show a lot of old movies in the cinema in December.

In the first few weeks of December you can see i.a. the classics 'Il gattopardo' (1962, Luchino Visconti), de 70mm version of Jacques Tati’s 'Playtime' (1967) and the recent productions '24 Hour Party People' (2002, Michael Winterbottom) and Marco Tullio Giordana’s 'La meglio gioventù' (2003). Also Francis Ford Coppola’s 'Apocalypse Now Redux' (2001) will be shown.

From December 26 to 30 is the festive closing week, with movies dating from the first years of Cinerama. For example, John Sturges’ western 'The Hallelujah Trail' (1964), with Burt Lancaster and Lee Remick, and 'Doctor Zhivago' (1965, David Lean), which ran 76 weeks in Cinerama. Also, Sam Peckinpahs 'The Wild Bunch' will be shown, and a vintage copy of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (David Lean, 1957) - with Technicolor in all its original beauty. Also part of the programme are 'How the West Was Won' (1962) and an original vintage copy of Nicholas Ray’s '55 Days at Peking' (1962).

On 30 December is the last day, on which Cinerama will have a (pre)premiere of a big American movie which will be released in 2006 (which one is still a surprise).

Cinerama is located at Marnixstraat 400, next to the Leidseplein square.