The CASINO cinema in Leipzig was once an institution. Now it is finally being reactivated at Kupfergasse 2, in the “Monument workshop room” of the Friedliche Revolution Foundation.
“We will revive the tradition of a sophisticated cinema program in Leipzig’s city center. With free admission, we will show two films on one evening on one topic and invite to a film dialogue afterwards each time,” says Gesine Oltmanns, board member of the Stiftung Friedliche Revolution. Double screenings are planned for the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Where the DenkmalWerkstatt is located today at Kupfergasse 2, part of the popular Casino movie theater resided from 1913 to 1993. It was an art house cinema as well as a venue for the International Leipzig Documentary and Short Film Week, now DOK Leipzig.
It opens on Tuesday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. with “Leipzig in the Fall” (GDR 1989, 54 min., b&w, a film by G. Kroske, A.Voigt & S. Richter).