Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cinematografo

Vintage Cinematografo sign, movie theater, Parco delle Terme, Livorno
“Cinematografo” was the original Italian word for movie theater, now usually shortened in “cinema”. This faded old sign is painted on a wall visible from the “Parco delle Terme”.

See also: Parco delle Terme

13 comments:

Michelle said...

A little creepy, but I like it!

Luis Gomez said...

What a beauty VP. Really cool find.

tapirgal said...

This is remarkable. Thanks for the "cinema" lesson.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a wonderful old sign. Great post.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photo!
Greetings, RW & SK

cieldequimper said...

That's a super cinématographe sign!

Dina said...

Ah, the good old days ...

Gunn said...

What an artistic find you are showing us.
I love lots of Italian films

Lois Evensen said...

How very cool! Thanks for the information about your images. I learn a great deal here.

JM said...

The old portuguese word was 'animatógrafo'. Great sign!

Traveling Hawk said...

"Cinematograf" here, still in use, but also "cinema". Interesting sign!

Randy said...

Scary.

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a fine word.