Exploring Europe’s Oldest Running Cinemas on Instagram
To see more photos and videos from Europe’s oldest cinemas, explore the Etoile Pagode, Kino International and Cameo Cinema location pages. For a glimpse into cinemas across the world, browse the #cinematreasures hashtag.
Founded in 1911, the Oxford Picture Palace (as it was then known) has been closed, reopened, refurbished and renamed many times in its long and enduring history. Like many of the oldest running cinemas in Europe, the staying power of the Ultimate Picture Palace stands as a testament to our love for film.
Whether it’s Berlin’s modernist Kino International—built in the 1960s, hosting premieres until the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and now home to the Berlinale Film Festival—or Edinburgh’s 1914-built Cameo (@thecameocinema) with its terrazzo floor and original ticket kiosks, some of Europe’s oldest cinemas are filled with undoubtable charm.
Over the last three years, Instagrammers across Europe have been capturing these great veterans of the celluloid medium. With their help, we put together a list of some favorites to explore:
- Filmcasino, Vienna, Austria – recommended by @ladyvenom
- Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal – recommended by @taniamcunha
- Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford, England – recommended by @jgt1
- Etoile Pagode, Paris, France – recommended by @raphaelliais
- Kino International, Berlin, Germany – recommended by @hypercatalecta
- Cameo, Edinburgh, Scotland – recommended by @sejkko