Szczecin

Kino Pionier 1907

  aleja Wojska Polskiego 2     25 Feb 2021
For a long time, Szczecin's Kino Pionier 1907 was the Guinness World Record holder for the oldest continually-running cinema. This title was issued in 2005, while the cinema was known as its previous name 'Kino Pionier 1909'. However, in 2008, Guinness re-awarded the title to the Korsør Biograf Teater in Korsør, Denmark, that had been in operation since 1908. This prompted a documentary investigation, under the title "In the Old Cinema - Pionier 1909" where revealed documentation supposedly proved that the premises had in fact been operating since 1907 as a cinema restaurant - a place where you dine whilst watching a film. This prompted Pionier's rebranding from 1909 to 1907. However, it would appear that another contender, Jacques Tati's L'Idéal Cinéma in Aniche, France, opened in 1902 with a premiere screening took place in 1905. Despite the theft of thunder, proud Szczecinians still believe that their beloved Kino Pionier 1907 is the world's oldest-running cinema!
Kino Pionier 1907, one of the world's oldest cinemas. Photo by Szymon Maksymiuk.
 

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