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In new Berlin cinema, every theater is a glowing piece of art

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Good luck turning off your phone in this theater

Blue theatre with fluorescent lights Photo by Marcus Wend via The Spaces

Movie theaters, in theory, are supposed to fade into the background in service of the film that’s playing on screen. But this new cinema in Berlin does just the opposite. The New Delphi Lux Cinema has seven theaters, and every single one looks like it’s the lovechild of Dan Flavin and James Turrell.

Theater with red fluorescent lights Photo by Marcus Wend via The Spaces

Berlin studios Batek Architeckten and Ester Bruzkus Architeckten designed the theaters as individual pieces of art. The visual feast begins in the lobby, where a pale pink bench stretches around the space in an Art Deco-esque curve.

Pale pink bench Photo by Marcus Wend via The Spaces

All of the rooms adhere to a color palette (deep red, petrol blue, pickle green, etc.) with chairs, walls, and ceilings swathed in monochromatic materials.

Theater with green fluorescent lights Photo by Marcus Wend via The Spaces

Each room has its own lighting installation—fluorescent tubes cut across the walls and ceilings in patterns and shapes that echo the theater’s theme. It’s a fun gesture that turns the pre-movie wait into an Instagram photoshoot.

Theater with fuchsia fluorescent lights Photo by Marcus Wend via The Spaces
Theater with black chairs and fluorescent lights Photo by Marcus Wend via The Spaces

Via: The Spaces