FORMER SILENT FILM THEATER DELPHI
In the 1920’s, Filmstadt Weißensee, the now almost forgotten area in northern Berlin was once the city’s cultural hotspot. Stars like Marlene Dietrich and Fritz Lang were there, at Calagariplatz and on the Gustav-Adolf Straße, which at that time was lined with bright lights and 20 cinema houses.
Among the finest and most popular of these was Das ehemalige Stummfilmkino Delphi. Direct on Caligariplatz, this relic rests like a hidden jewel, unrecognizable from the outside, and practically unknown to most Berliners.
The theater miraculously survived WWII, and remained closed during GDR times. In fact, the theater has remained closed to the general public since the war, and remains so today.
This building was one of the first cinemas of its size in the world, and the original interior of this former 870 seat theater remains intact. It is one of the best remaining examples of the glamour and flair of this important cultural era- the heyday of German silent film. With its orchestra pit and perfect dome acoustic, it is an extraordinary venue orchestral music.
Exposure Berlin offers the chance to personally experience this awe-inspiring atmosphere, which has been closed to the general public for the last 70 years.
DAS EHEMALIGE STUMMFILMKINO DELPHI
Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin
M2 /M12 / M13
158 / 156 / 225
S-Bahnhof Prenzlauer Allee
(10 min Fußweg)