The historic Lwów Cinema on Hallera street has finally been sold; it will now be redeveloped into a fitness centre.
Kino Lwów dates back to the 1920s. In its heyday its auditorium could accommodate as many as 800 people across two floors.
However the cinema closed in 2001 and has seen very little life since. Now the building has been purchased by the Platinum Wellness fitness club network, who are to turn it into a “historic” gym.
The Lower Silesia Government did have the keys to Kino Lwów prior to selling it this week. Understandably, many Wrocławians would have loved to see the cinema restored to its former glory.
However, realistically, there was little point in investing huge sums of cash to bring Kino Lwów back to life. Wrocław is of course already blessed with two arthouse cinemas in the shape of DCF and Kino Nowe Horyzonty. Therefore given all the competition, a restored Kino Lwów would probably struggle to make a profit.