The Edison

Attractions, Historic buildings and sites Karlovac
Edison Cinema
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Time Out says

See Croatia’s first cinema

A somewhat sorry sight today, the Edison stands in urban parkland behind the city’s main theatre. Built from 1918 to 1920, this was the first purpose-built cinema in the whole of Croatia, its size and comfort indicative of the importance of Karlovac as a whole. Showing talkies in the 1930s, films in Cinemascope from 1957, the Edison once contained five screening rooms but its popularity waned with the introduction home videos and focus on other priorities during the 1990s. Today it’s an empty shell, crying out for renovation and transformation of some kind – an expensive venture that no-one has yet seen fit to take on.

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