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Royal (Lisbon)

Venue Summary
Name Royal (Lisbon)
Address Rua da Graca, 106, Lisbon, Unknown
Operation Dates 1929-12-26 - 9999-12-31
Capacity 900
Suburban/Country Unknown
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

Other Information
Royal Cine was the first cinema in Lisbon having sound pictures. This cinema was built in order to amuse and entertain the workers from Bairro Estrela d'Ouro (Golden Star District), property of an important industrialist of that time.

In the 80's, Royal was adapted as a supermarket in spite of being legally protected due to its proximity with that workers' district, which is an important memory of the industrial times.

Other Information
Royal Cine was the first cinema in Lisbon having sound pictures (on April, 05th of 1930), showing "Sombras Brancas nos Mares do Sul" ("White Shadows in the South Seas" by W.S. Van Dyke). For this film, it was invited the President of Portugal and other VIPs.

Operation Dates Further Info
Film shown in the opening day: O Cadáver Vivo (Fedor Ozep), a russian-german production based on the book by Tolstoi.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1929-12-26 Royal Cine Rua da Graca, 106

900 Unknown Cinema 1


Films Distributor Dates
Saudade CCP 1932-01-01 - 1932-01-01
Acabou a Carestia - Guloseimas 1932-01-02 - 1932-01-10
Harold Encravado Paramount 1932-01-06 - 1932-02-07
Naufrágio Amoroso Paramount 1932-01-11 - 1932-01-17
Mam'zelle Nitouche H. da Costa 1932-01-18 - 1932-01-19
Lobo da Califórnia, O Castello Lopes 1932-01-20 - 1932-01-22
Parada do Amor, A Paramount 1932-01-23 - 1932-01-26
Noiva da Esquadra, A Paramount 1932-01-27 - 1932-01-28
Glorificação da Beleza, A Paramount 1932-01-28 - 1932-01-28
Grande Charco, O Paramount 1932-01-30 - 1932-01-31
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