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.
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The cinema market is extremely competitive. Operators need many innovative ideas to score with the audience. So, Thomas Wilhelm, the owner of “Neues Rex” Cinema in Munich-Laim, turned to renowned Cinema Designer, Anne Batisweiler, to keep up with the frontrunners. The former single screen cinema was to be turned into two smaller auditoriums, offering twice as many film.(LICHT 3/2017)
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. (
Interior designer Anne Batisweiler’s scope of work is broad and multi-faceted. It includes offices, restaurants, stores, clinics, exhibition spaces and private homes. (PRESSLIGHT 04/2013, FACTLIGHT PR)