Cinematografi di Sicilia. 1944-1973: Cinema Olimpia, Apollo, Odeon.

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The buildings for film shows represent a core architectures very articulate and very valuable. They stand out in particular between: the Odeon Cinema, the largest in size, providing a rich example of figurative elements, determined by a balance between formal and decorative solutions. This is highlighted with special care on the front overlooking the avenue San Martin. The Apollo Cinema, located between the Via Cesare Battisti and Via S. Filippo Bianchi shows an aspect of great compactness and manifests itself more than others a rationalist. Also in this case the solution to the main elevation is the most significant element. The opposite is in fact characterized by an essential of double height entrance portal, fully glazed, superiorly marked by two deep cuts determined, at different levels, from lodges that denounce the presence of housing on the upper floors of the building. II Cinema Olimpia, the smallest of the three, is certainly the most complex and for its external image that especially for the organization of interior space. The site plan is in particular characterized by the rotation of the projection room compared with the configuration of the perimeter of the building system. The entrance hall offers interesting spatial characteristics, in fact, organized in double height, will intersect various elements, at different heights, giving an overall image of great dynamism, all lit from the large entrance doorway again completely glazed. at different levels, from lodges that denounce the presence of housing on the upper floors of the building. II Cinema Olimpia, the smallest of the three, is certainly the most complex and for its external image that especially for the organization of interior space. The site plan is in particular characterized by the rotation of the projection room compared with the configuration of the perimeter of the building system. The entrance hall offers interesting spatial characteristics, in fact, organized in double height, will intersect various elements, at different heights, giving an overall image of great dynamism, all lit from the large entrance doorway again completely glazed. at different levels, from lodges that denounce the presence of housing on the upper floors of the building. II Cinema Olimpia, the smallest of the three, is certainly the most complex and for its external image that especially for the organization of interior space. The site plan is in particular characterized by the rotation of the projection room compared with the configuration of the perimeter of the building system. The entrance hall offers interesting spatial characteristics, in fact, organized in double height, will intersect various elements, at different heights, giving an overall image of great dynamism, all lit from the large entrance doorway again completely glazed. II Cinema Olimpia, the smallest of the three, is certainly the most complex and for its external image that especially for the organization of interior space. The site plan is in particular characterized by the rotation of the projection room compared with the configuration of the perimeter of the building system. The entrance hall offers interesting spatial characteristics, in fact, organized in double height, will intersect various elements, at different heights, giving an overall image of great dynamism, all lit from the large entrance doorway again completely glazed. II Cinema Olimpia, the smallest of the three, is certainly the most complex and for its external image that especially for the organization of interior sp
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationL'architettura dei cinematografi in Sicilia
Pages517-522
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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