When you visit the Dolby Cinema at the Mathäser Filmpalast in Munich these days, you may not even realize the architectural feat involved in integrating this design concept with the existing buildings. For experts, however, this is a clear reflection of the success of this project achieved by Cinema Designer, Anne Batisweiler.
What is the standard that Dolby associates with its premium concept – and to what degree has it been met by the Mathäser Filmpalast in Munich? Julian Stanford offered some detailed explanations at the opening.
Arriving at this Architect’s heritage villa in the South of Pasing, a district in Munich, my first point of contact is her friendly dog, carrying a sneaker. While scanning the home for sources of light, the dog does not let me out of its sights. The stairway is adorned by a multi-colored chandelier – an optical contrast to the two, somber and severe oil portraits showing the previous owners. (
“Museum-Lichtspiele”, the second oldest cinema (1910) in Munich, is one of the most legendary cult cinemas. The »Rocky Horror Picture Show« has been running here every week for the past 40 years. And, since 1980 even in an auditorium custom decorated for the movie. Not only did this catapult the cinema into the Guinness Book of Records, it has also made it world-famous.