Eldorado Theater - Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 54.843 E 010° 44.860
32V E 597726 N 6643128
Quick Description: This Theater was the first in Norway to have a sound system.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 8:58:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMGBRX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member borospeti
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Long Description:
A blue plaque over the entrance to this theater reads:

"SELSKABET FOR OSLO BYES VEL

ELDORADO
VARIETETHEATER
OPPFORT 1890
NORGES FORSTE REVY
TUTTI FRUTTI SPILT HER 1893
LANDETS FORSTE
LYDFILM KINO 1929
REVET 1986"

which Google translates as:

"Society for Oslo Byes WELL

ELDORADO
VARIETETHEATER
listed in 1890
Norway's first revue
TUTTI FRUTTI PLAYED HERE 1893
Country first
Soundfilm CINEMA 1929
TORN 1986"

This theater opened in 1891. It wasn't named the Eldorado though until 1929.
Wikiepdia (visit link) adds:

"In 1891 the half-acre plot at Torggata 9 was bought by a company, which constructed two buildings which were designed in the New Renaissance style by architect Harald Olsen. Along Torggata was a four story building which contained business locations; inside was a courtyard with an area for shows and concerts with seats for 1600 people. In the summer of 1903, the inner building was leased to Fahlstrøms Theater. Architect Bull designed a fan-shaped baldachin in glass over the door along Torggata, together with a glass roof over the theater building. The theater was used for 8 seasons before it went into bankruptcy, and presented its last performance in August 1911. Two days later, a cinema opened in the same building. After a few years this was taken over by a Swedish company and renamed to Admiral Palads.

In 1928 the building was taken over by Oslo Kino. The name Eldorado came in September 1929; at the same time, a sound system was installed. Eldorado was the first cinema in Norway with a sound system, and the first film with sound was The Singing Fool,[1] with Al Jolson in the main role."
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