De Roma, Antwerp

The legendary venue De Roma was built in 1928 after a design by the art deco architect Alphonse Pauwels. With 2000 seats, it was for a long time the biggest cinema in Antwerp. In the 1970s, De Roma also doubled as one of Belgium's leading rock venues, before shutting down in 1982. After being classified as a national monument in 2002, De Roma soon opened its doors again as a cultural centre. Source: Beeldbank Onroerend Erfgoed.

Contact 
Cinema Belgica 
CIMS UGent 
Korte Meer 7-9-11 
9000 Gent
info@cinemabelgica.be 
  
Partners 
Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (UGent)
Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities (UGent)
Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent (UGent)
Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center (UAntwerpen)
Afdeling Mediastudies (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  
Steering group
Daniël Biltereyst (UGent)
Philippe Meers (UAntwerpen)
Christophe Verbruggen (UGent)
Dries Moreels (UGent)
Julia Noordegraaf (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  
Staff
Tamar Cachet
Pieterjan De Potter
Florian Deroo
Vincent Ducateeuw
Emmanuel Vermeire
Marthe Waegeman 
Sara Van Den Berghe
Jari Goerlandt
Amandine Warrens

Authors of 'Stories'
Daniël Biltereyst - How Hollywood Conquered Belgium after the First World War
Vitus Sproten - The Curious Case of Cinema in Ostbelgien
Thunnis van Oort en Julia Noordegraaf - Dissimilar Neighbours: Comparing Cinemagoing in Belgium and the Netherlands
Gertjan Willems - The Alternative Film Culture of Fugitive Cinema

Data contributors
FWO Project 'Forbidden Images' (2003-6)
Film Control Board’s decisions from 1921 to 2003
Film Control Board cuttings from 1921 to 1993 with reasons for cuttings

Master's thesis T. De Canck (2013)
Film Control Board’s decisions from 2004 to 2012
Film Control Board's decisions from 2004 to 2012 with reasons for refusals

FWO Project 'The Enlightened City' (2005-8)
Cinemas and other film venues in Flanders from 1924 to 2000
Cinemas and other film venues in Brussels from 1900 to 1994

BOF-UA Project 'Antwerpen Kinemastad' (2009-12)
Cinemas and other film venues in Flanders from 1902-2007
Cinemas and weekly film programmes in Antwerp for 5 sample years from 1952 to 1992

BOF-UGent Project 'Gent Kinemastad' (2009-12)
Cinemas and other film venues in Flanders from 1896 to 2009
Cinemas and weekly film programmes in Ghent for 6 sample years from 1932 to 1972
Weekly programmes, box office and other information on Cinema Capitole, from 1953 to 2017
Weekly programmes, box office and other information on Cinema Leopold from 1946 to 1953, and 1965

Vitus Sproten, Zentrum für Ostbelgische Geschichte V.o.G.
Cinemas and weekly film programmes in Eupen-Malmedy from the 1920s to the 1950s

Master's thesis K. Velders (2009-12)
Weekly programmes, box office and other information on Cinema Capitole, from 1953 to 2017

Master's thesis M. Burgelman (2010)
Weekly programmes, box office and other information on Cinema Vooruit, from 1946 to 1951

Content partners
Zentrum für Ostbelgische Geschichte
Cinema programming Eupen-Malmedy (1920s-1950s)

Archief Gent 
Movie posters (1938-1961)

Universiteitsbibliotheek UGent
Dagklappers Vooruit 


Cinema Belgica (CINECOS) has been made possible by the Hercules Fund from the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (2018-2021).