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Cinemas of Rome
Posted August 24, 2010 to photo album "Cinemas of Rome"
Italians not only dress in style, but also go to stylish cinemas in Rome. Here are a few.
Slide 7: Cinema Nuovo Olimpia
Originally designated as a music hall, the cinema Nuovo Olimpia screened the first film in Rome in 1898 when 'Reale Cinematografo Lumiere' was included as part of the evening’s programme of entertainment. Later turned into a cinema, the small theater off the beaten track was back in the spotlight in the 1930s when part of the ancient Ara Pacis Augustae ("Altar of Augustan Peace") was found to be under it. Mussolini ordered that it should excavated from beneath the theater. It was renovated in 1997 to hold two theaters and became one of the main hosts for the Rome Independent Film Festival.