Metropolis in Łódź

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Title

Metropolis in Łódź

Description

Ad from the Yiddish newspaper Najer Folksblat publicizing a 1928 program at the government-run Municipal Educational Cinematograph in Łódź. The main feature advertised was Fritz Lang's newly-completed masterpiece Metropolis. An expressionist dystopia painting a bleak picture of the future in a heartless industrial city, Metropolis would have found resonance with the inhabitants of Łódź. The advertised feature for the youth was probably Syd Chaplin’s 1927 comedy The Missing Link, which narrates the African misadventures of a penniless poet and a chimpanzee.

Publisher

Najer Folksblat no. 6

Date

1928

Language

Polish

Type

newspaper ad

Is Referenced By

Text

Miejski Kinematograf Oswiatowy [sic] / Wodny Rynek (róg Rokicińskiej) tel. 18-26 / Dojazd tramwajami 16 i 10. / Do 9-go Stycznia 1928 wł. / Metropolis / Dla młodzieży: / „Strzał w Dżungli” / W roli głównej: S. Chaplin. / Dla młodzieży początek seansów o godz. 2 i 4 pp. / Ceny miejsc: dla dorosłych: 1—70, II—60, III—30 gr. / dla młodzieży: I—25, II—20, III—10 gr.

Translation

Municipal Educational Cinematograph / Wodny Market (corner of Rokicińska) tel. 18-26 / Access with trams 16 and 10. / Until and including January 9th, 1928 / Metropolis / For the youth: / “Shot in the Jungle” / In the leading role: S. Chaplin. / For the youth, shows begin at 2 and 4 PM. / Cost of a seat: for adults: I—70, II—60, III—30 groszy / for the youth: I—25, II—20, III—10 groszy.

Collection

Citation

“Metropolis in Łódź,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed October 7, 2022, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/100.