The Marmorhaus (English: Marble House) is a former movie theater located on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. Opened in 1913, it takes its name from a large marble façade. Designed by the architect Hugo Pál, the walls of the foyer and auditorium were decorated by the expressionist artist Cesar Klein.[1]

During the silent era it frequently functioned as a venue for premieres of new films. These included The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari[2], Johannes Goth[3], The Woman in Heaven[4], The Head of Janus[5], Genuine[6], Four Around a Woman[7], Wandering Souls[8], and The Haunted Castle.[9]

Owned by the giant UFA company for many years, it was later developed into a multiplex. In 2001 the cinema was closed and the property sold off.


  1. Kreimeier p.112
  2. Hardt p.50
  3. Hardt p.219
  4. Hardt p.219
  5. Hardt p.220
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  8. Hardt p.223
  9. Kreimeier p.74


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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