The Grand Theatre, (Grand Teatret) was the only Nordic cinema to make the top 50 list of the world’s most beautiful cinemas. It came in at number 43.
At the top of the list are Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam and the flagship Le Grand Rex in Paris, which like many other selected cinemas, including the The Grand Theatre, was designed and built after inspiration from art nouveau.
Grand Teatret is located on Mikkel Bryggers Gade, a small side street off Strøget. It was designed by architect Anton Rosen and was built between 1907 and 1910. It opened on Boxing Day in 1913.
The distinctive red stone building also houses the Palace Hotel on Rådhuspladsen. The cinema’s large hall was originally built as a concert hall, but was later converted into a cinema hall.
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It has been screening films for over 100 years but is currently closed due to Denmark’s coronavirus restrictions. However you can rent a film from the Grand Teatret’s streaming platform.
You can see Time Out’s list here.