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Find out the incredible story of the Viennese Boulevard Theater built in 1893 and what it looks like now. Yu will be surprised what happened to that theatre and what myths from Third Reich to Hollywood surround that property.
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The Full Story of the Boulvard Theater
In 1893, the project of building a 1000 square meter theater in Annagasse 3, started. The idea was to mirror the Bal Tabarin cabaret in Paris.
After completion, it was considered the most hip boulevard theater in the city and it was so for many decades. In 1938 the name of the place changed to Thriumpf Tanzpalast, in accordance with the regulation of the third Reich.
The cabaret “disappeared” and turned into another subject of entertainment, a discotheque. With many names changes over the years ( Monte, Tenne, Take Five, Wiener Wald ) until in the ’50s, it was renamed again, “Playboy Club” all the way until the ’60s.
In the ’70s the theater was a club called Montevideo, one of the most popular in the city. In the 80s and until its closure was a club once more, it was called U4 and established itself as an underground spot in Vienna with an international reputation and many artists as part of the crowd, especially pop idol Falco.
Rumor has it as Grace Jones bartending one night just because. While filming The Three Musketeers in Vienna, Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland famously started a massive fight in the place that became headlines.
In 2008, the place closed down. It was renovated and on ground level, a Burger King stands where the impressive ceiling can be seen.
Below, where the cabaret once was, a shoe store can be visited with the wallpaper and the spaces restored to their former glory.
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