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Chronicle

This chronicle is only a brief summary of over 60 years of "Filmstudio an der RWTH Aachen". If you're interested in a more detailed version, you can find one here (currently only in German).

Since its formation - over 60 years ago - the Filmstudio has witnessed ups and downs of the cinema industry. It has seen times, in which there were three student cinemas in Aachen, as well as times, in which the Filmstudio was the only cinema in all of Aachen. Today, it is the oldest of Aachen's cinemas in operator's hands, and the last non-commercial cinema in Aachen.

1954
The AStA organizes irregular movie screenings in the auditorium, in the main building of the RWTH Aachen.
16th May 1956
The official founding date. The so-called "stud-film" - Studentisches Filmstudio an der RWTH Aachen - is formed by members of the AStA.
1956/57
The Filmstudio releases its first own programme: Weekly changing movies are shown twice a week.
1957/58
The first in-house production - "Nocturno" is shot and produced.
17th April 1967
The "Filmstudio an der RWTH Aachen" is now a registered association (no. VR 1302 in the register of associations).
1977
For the first time, the entire semester programme is advertised on one poster. This advertising concept has remained unchainged up to this day.
1988
For the first time, the Filmstudio shows the old German classic "Die Feuerzangenbowle" - creating a tradition that continues to this day.
1994
The Filmstudio orders a short film subscription from the short film agency in Hamburg (Kurzfilmagentur Hamburg). Since then, a short film is shown before every regular movie.
2007
Due to renovations in the auditorium of the main building, the planned festivities in honor of the Filmstudio's 50th anniverary have to be resceduled.
2008
The festivities in honor of the Filmstudio's 50th anniversary are made up for.
2014
After 60 years of analogue film technology, the Filmstudio switches to digital technology. The new 4K projector by the company Christie, as well as new speakers, create an entirely new cinematic experience! "The Wolf of Wall Street" is shown as the opening film.