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Premiere release screenings 1927-8

Metropolis premiered at two theatres in Berlin on 10 January 1927 - the Ufa-pavillon, Nollendorfplatz, and the ....... Ufa-Palast am Zoo on 10 January 1927. It subsequently ran for 3 months before being withdrawn, re-edited, and re-released in a shortened version.

Alex Stocker (1896-1962) - Ufa-Pavillon, Nollendorfplatz, Berlin during the premier run of Metropolis, January-March 1927. B/w photograph - vintage gelatin silver print on strong chamois paper. Copy sold in Berlin on 3 December 2008 c.1500 Euro - see here.


Alex Stocker (1896-1962) - Ufa-Pavillon, Nollendorfplatz, Berlin during the premier run of Metropolis, January-March 1927. B/w photograph - vintage gelatin silver print on strong chamois paper. Copy sold in Berlin on 3 December 2008 c.1200 Euro - see here.


Sendlingeter Lightspiele, Munich, 1927. Ufa theatre during the second release run of Metropolis in August 1927. Note the wide variety of posters on display, including two of the large original release 3-sheet posters on the columns in the centre and on the right of the building.


Facade of the Rembrandt Theater in Amsterdam during the screening of Metropolis - the text on the billboard reads: CURRENTLY SECOND & LAST PART METROPOLIS (Source: Amsterdam City Archives). The origin 3 hour version of Metropolis was screened in two parts, and this is the scene for the presentation of the secord part. See the Metropolis Courier website for additional information on the Dutch release.


Last updated: 10 January 2012.


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