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35 Conceptual Cinemas

From Snail-Shaped Music Halls to Floating Theatres

— June 21, 2012 — Art & Design
Sure to impress any die-hard film or stage buff, these conceptual cinemas are the opposite of your run-of-the-mill theatre. From sleek 1960s and bat cave-inspired home cinemas to cube-conscious theatres, these intriguing structures stray far from the traditional.

Whether catching a sophisticated show at a snail-shaped music hall or experiencing rapper Kanye West's short film debut at his pyramid cinema at Cannes, these awe-inspiring designs are the epitome of experiential architecture.

From their bold structural and interior components to their multiple sensory elements, these conceptual cinemas make for an interactive experience for its users. Whether one is enjoying epic home entertainment or watching their favorite flick while aboard a floating theatre, these offbeat cinema designs change the way one looks at the concept of public space.

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Flavorful Movie Theaters
Flavorful Movie Theaters
Electric Cinema's Edible Cinema Uses Food to Enhance Films
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Rapper-Designed Theatres
Rapper-Designed Theatres
The Temporary Cinema Pavilion is Designed by OMA and Kanye West
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Futuristic Music Halls
Futuristic Music Halls
Dutch Design Week Chooses New Trend For Concert Venues
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Vibrant Public Amphitheatres
Vibrant Public Amphitheatres
The Red Stair Boasts a Backlight to Draw Eyes Even At Night
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Dive-In Theatres
Dive-In Theatres
The Pearl Hotel San Diego
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Interactive Movie Theatres
Interactive Movie Theatres
M.A.S.T. Novabell
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Recycled Theatres
Recycled Theatres
The Jellyfish Theatre in the UK Will be Made from Recycled Materials
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Roof Top Cinema
Roof Top Cinema
Films With a View
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$7.5 Million Movie Theatre
$7.5 Million Movie Theatre
Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA
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Hot Pink Theatres
Hot Pink Theatres
The Melbourne Recital Centre has Funky Shapes and Electric Colors
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Pedal-Powered Movie Theaters
Pedal-Powered Movie Theaters
The Cycle-In Cinema is a Pop-Up Generated Solely by Cyclists
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Dynamically Domed Structures
Dynamically Domed Structures
The Win Changzhou Culture Centre is China's Next Landmark
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Luxuriously Refurbished Theatres
Luxuriously Refurbished Theatres
The Cineteca Cinema Center Brings Culture to Matadero, Madrid
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Captivating Colossal Cinemas
Captivating Colossal Cinemas
IMAX Theatres From Around the World Dazzle Movie-Goers
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Videogames Theater
Videogames Theater
Large Scale Entertainment
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Sharply Angular Theatres
Sharply Angular Theatres
The Municipal Auditorium of Teulada Features Geometric Design Accents
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Snail-Shaped Music Halls
Snail-Shaped Music Halls
Manchester Art Gallery Hosts JS Bach Chamber Theatre
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Rotating Public Pavilions
Rotating Public Pavilions
Nl Architects' Multi Mill Can Change Its Backdrop on the Fly
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60s Home Theater Room
60s Home Theater Room
1500 Square Feet of Retro Groovy
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Rotating Home Theatre
Rotating Home Theatre
Casa Cinema
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DIY Retro Cinema
DIY Retro Cinema
Pensioner Turns His Shed Into A Vintage Movie Theatre
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Modernizing Classic Theatres
Modernizing Classic Theatres
Redesign of El Molino by Fernando Salas is a Performance Unto Itself
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Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
The Kanye West 'Cruel Summer' Theater Boasts Seven Screens
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Movie Theatre House
Movie Theatre House
Hagy Belzber's Theater Wall
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Luxury Movie Theatre
Luxury Movie Theatre
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Contemporary Colosseums
Contemporary Colosseums
Cepezed Architects Design a Modern Amphitheater
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Undulating Element Structures
Undulating Element Structures
The Kilden Performing Arts Centre is a Creative Cultural Landmark
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Castle Amphitheatres
Castle Amphitheatres
Cloud Castle Concert Hall Entertains in Vienna
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Cube-Conscious Theaters
Cube-Conscious Theaters
The Wuhan Pixel Box Cinema Features Blocked Box Accents
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Floating Movie Theaters
Floating Movie Theaters
The Archipelago Cinema Offers a Watery Film Experience
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Epic Home Entertainment
Epic Home Entertainment
Sprint Firsts in Surreal Sound and Visuals
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Ribbon-Like Amphitheatres
Ribbon-Like Amphitheatres
The Urban Oasis Pavilion is a Sustainable Structure Made from Bamboo
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Unique Movie Theaters
Unique Movie Theaters
The Light House Cinema
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Futuristic Movie Theatre in Hong Kong
Futuristic Movie Theatre in Hong Kong
AMC Pacific Place Cinema
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Shipping Container Theatres
Shipping Container Theatres
Platoon Kunsthalle is an Eco-Friendly Space for Artistic Works
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