Ex. Cinema “Astra”

Leonardo da Vinci St 8/a, Cesenatico, Municipality of Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy
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Year of build:
Original name:
Cinema “Astra”
The building was not built according to architectural codified canons
Maurizio Cumo
Past and Present Ownership of the Building/Site:
Private ownership

Architectural Description

The building has three floors with reinforced concrete structure, brick infill and vaulted roof. The exterior is plastered and lined with exposed bricks, the windows are aluminum and the doors are wooden. The ground floor is entirely occupied by the cinema hall preceded by the area once used as entrance, ticket and bar. The first and second floors are both empty on the movie theater. On the first floor there is a residential apartment.

History and Historical Context

In November 1962, the Municipality of Cesenatico granted Carlini Giorgio the building permit nr. 392 for the construction of a building for cinema use with accommodation and services. The works begin on January 14, 1963 and end on June of the same year. The project is the Eng. Maurizio Cumo. The company that built the building is Marino & Bros. of Rimini. The activity has always been managed by the property. and has ceased since 1 January 2014.

Values of the Building

The building has a symbolic value in the collective imagination of the country as it was the last cinema in Cesenatico. The decision to close the cinema, made public in November 2013, was particularly felt by the citizens of Cesenatico. The cinema“Astra” is also an indirect testimony of the phenomenon of the birth of multi -cinema that in many cases has led to the cessation of the suburban cinemas.