Celluloid Diaries: Abandoned ABC cinema

Monday, March 24, 2014

Abandoned ABC cinema

abandoned cinema

The now abandoned Cinéma ABC is a heritage site in Brussels, Belgium. This old-style adult cinema on Boulevard Adolph Max opened its doors in the early 1970s and was known for its live striptease acts during the breaks between films.

In the summer of 2013, Cinéma ABC closed its doors and has been left abandoned. It might disappear forever. However, Cinema Nova and Offscreen are currently raising funds to save the cinema.

A few days ago, I managed to get the key and went inside to take photos.

Everything, from the cinema and projection room to the offices, was still intact. We found many 35mm adult films, both trashy and classy ones. Radley Metzger, who accompanied me to the Cinéma ABC, was happy to find one of his own movies, The Opening of Misty Beethoven, among the collection.

In the two bedrooms, where striptease dancers could “rest” in between performances, the walls were papered with adult movie posters.

Anyway, here are the photos of this unforgettable cinema...

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  1. If those walls could talk! Cool they want to save it.

  2. oh my, he now has a huge private collection of porn? Such delight :)

  3. Such a delightful collection. Looks awesome!

  4. That's certainly putting it to much better use.

  5. You took some really great pictures. Love it!

  6. Looks interesting. Would love to go though it all!

  7. (^‿^)❀

    Hello chère Vanessa ! :o)

    Merci pour ces belles photos qui nous font faire un retour vers le passé.
    C'est très intéressant !
    MERCI pour ce partage ! C'est EXTRA !!!

    Bonne continuation !!!

  8. Bet a lot of history happened there

  9. Oh wow!!! That would be fantastic to see!! Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this. Alas my days of exploring are past due to my accident but living in the age of blogs I can see what I may not have been able on the best of days
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  11. Oh wow! If the walls could talk! What a place to be able to walk around in!

  12. Awesome pics. I love looking at abandoned places. I can almost imagine what happened within the walls.

  13. Oh, those pictures! Love, love, love!

  14. I LOVE the arts! (The non-pornographic kind.) I'm hoping the campaign comes together well and receives all the support it deserves!

  15. My degree's in filmmaking, and I adore films! I hope they manage to save the ABC and have it become the showplace they want it to be.

  16. What an interesting place! I hope it can be saved! This sounds like a great project. Thanks for letting us know about it!

  17. Abandoned movie theatres make me sad. I recently visited my hometown and saw two former movie theatres. They weren't abandoned, but one of them's now an IHOP. The other, a real estate company. That's almost as depressing.

    Be well, Vanessa.


  18. I hope they manage to save it. It looks worth it.

  19. Love those old theatres. Hope they save this one.

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