CAPITOL Cinema / Summer Theater 2017-2018

Situated downtown Bucharest, the ensemble of historical monuments CAPITOL Cinema (LMI B-II- m-B- 18683) and CAPITOL Summer Theatre (LMI B-II- m-B-19202) occupies the plot of land between 36 Elisabeta Bd. and 13 C-tin Mille St.

In 2017-2018, Save or Cancel proposes a cultural heritage awareness and sensitization campaign, with an application on Capitol Cinema / Theatre Summer, revealing the economic, social and educational potential of all abandoned cultural spaces in Romania, and the involvement of artists and the local community in trans-sectorial, multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects. 4 conferences, 3 art installations, 4 exhibitions and 3 open calls for ideas will reactivate the collective memory, reintegrating the monuments in the public circuit through democratic reinterpretations of the cultural space, exploring the links between art, nature and the city.

objectives

  • attracting new audiences for alternative cultural and heritage spaces.
  • audience awareness towards cultural heritage, revealing its potential for the independent cultural sector.
  • promoting contemporary local creations and supporting of young artists.
  • the promotion of creativity as a sustainable alternative to the institutionalized abandonment of heritage.

CAPITOL is a remarkable ruin that has the potential to socially, and economically reactivate the community.
The project proposes the sensitization of artists, cultural promoters and of the
community to identify innovative models of adaptive re-use of heritage, a democratic, sustainable exercise.
The acute need for independent spaces dedicated to culture is accentuated by the closure of a large number of cultural spaces, especially cinemas, theaters and art galleries, as a result of the law 282/2015.

HOW DO WE BUILD A COMMUNITY BEFORE A BUILDING?

  • the investigation, re-use and promotion of heritage participates in the urban regeneration and social and economic transformation of the community;
  • artistic investment in ecosystems;
  • collective processes, co-creation;
  • mobile and ephemeral: the use and integration of the facade in human-scale projects: urban signals;
  • pop-up, temporary initiatives, which can be presented itinerant.

2017

MAY
OPEN CALL I – design Shape the future Capitol
Heritage Reactivation: Challenges & Benefits conference @ CNDB – 27 May

 

JUNE

Cinema Capitol Installation @ Someș Delivery, Cluj, 17-18 June

 

AUGUST
Cinema CAPITOL at the Beach @ Plaja de carte, Vama Veche – 4-6 August urban signal I – artistic installation

 

SEPTEMBER

Cinema Capitol installation @ Amural Festival, Brașov

 

OCTOMBRIE

OPEN CALL II – visual art / performance
urban signal II – artistic installation
conference / workshop @ Teatrul Mic

2018

APRIL
OPEN CALL IV – architecture

 

MAI
conference / workshop

 

IUNIE
urban signal III – artistic installation
itinerant exhibition – Timișoara

 

AUGUST
conference / workshop @ ArCub

 

SEPTEMBRIE
itinerant exhibition
booklet launch

Historic timeline

Capitol istoric-1912

1912

The Rampa newspaper announces the opening of the Classic Cinema on Saturday, 26 May: “Two young artists, Ms. Nicolae Grigorescu from the National Theater and Mănescu, a distinguished sculptor, took the initiative to build a great theater-cinema.”

Capitol Nenciulescu istoric-1916

1916

Architect Nicolae Nenciulescu builds the Alhambra Summer Theater, now called Capitol.

 

Capitol Henriette Delavrancea istoric-1941

1938

Architect Henrieta Delavrancea Gibory redesigns the façade and Cinema Capitol entrance apparatus in modernist style.

 

Capitol istoric-1960

1948-1990

Nationalization: The Capitol Cinema and the Alhambra Summer Theater are owned by the state. In 1990, the ensemble closes and goes out of the public circuit.

Capitol istoric-2020

2008-2020

The Independent Campaign for Reactivation, initiated by Save or Cancel, analyzes the phenomenon of cultural hub, proposing the rehabilitation of the heritage spaces.

CAPITOL Cinema / Summer Theater Campaign

9

Years

75

Involved Artists

69000

Attracted Founds
(euro)

12

Partners

About Save or Cancel

Since 2008, Save or Cancel is a medium of communication and propagation of arts and culture, facilitating their role in the contemporary society. Self-initiated multidisciplinary programs by Save or Cancel support the development of the contemporary society by identifying opportunities for sustainable and adaptable (re) valorization of culture.

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Acest website face parte din programul cultural multianual “hub cultural Cinema / Teatrul de vară CAPITOL”, co-finanțat de AFCNProgramul nu reprezintă în mod necesar poziţia Administrației Fondului Cultural Național. AFCN nu este responsabilă de conținutul programului sau de modul în care rezultatele programului pot fi folosite. Acestea sunt în întregime responsabilitea beneficiarului finanțării.

Acest proiect cultural este co-finanțat în cadrul Programului cultural București Oraș participativ de către Primăria Municipiului București prin Centrul Cultural al Municipiului Bucureşti ARCUB.

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