Monday, December 1, 2014

Palazzo del Cinema

Palazzo del Cinema by Luigi Quagliata, Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi, Lido di Venezia, Venice
Palazzo del Cinema by Luigi Quagliata, 1938
(Home of the Venice Film Festival)
Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi
Lido di Venezia
Venice, September 2013

“The Palace is composed of a simple hall and a cinematographic hall (the Great Hall). As a result of the continued success of the festival, it became necessary to widen the building, which was entrusted to the same Quagliata in 1952. The entire plan included widening the Great Hall, an open arena, other projection halls, as well as offices and services, but only the expansion and the open arena were completed.”
(Palazzo del Cinema, Portale di Venezia)

2 comments:

Lowell said...

I like the building a lot with all the flags flying. I like the clean lines and the color, although it is rather like a long motel. Is the festival open to the public? That would be lots of fun.

Revrunner said...

Quite a period piece. I recognized the era right away.