Heritage of Timișoara

Iosefin 18 Iancu Văcărescu str.

Ludwig (Lajos) Weisz House

Alternative names:

The Former Arta Cinema / The Former Royal Cinema

Completion date:

20th century

  • Architect: Unknown
  • Property type: Private property
  • Protection type: Protection Area
    Urban Ensemble V
  • Main arch. style Historicist/Eclectic
  • Other arch. styles Art Deco
  • Building condition Good
  • Planimetry Rectangular
  • No. of levels 2
  • Current functions House
    Theater, Motion Picture
    Apartment Tower
    Multiple property

In 1926, in the building located on Văcărescu Street (formerly Bem Street) operated the Cinema and Summer Garden “Royal,” later renamed ‘Art.’

The place was one of the most popular meeting spots, attracting people from all the neighbourhoods of Timișoara.

The building is remarkable because of the bay window above the entrance, on which we find the monogram “W,” a reference to the initial of the owner Ludwig (Lajos) Weisz.

In 1946, the owner of the building was Ana Weiss, the widow of Ludwig (Lajos) Weisz, who carried out restoration works under the guidance of Anton Schmeltzer.

Contributors to this record:

Research & text: Mihai Moldovan, Alexandra Palconi

Fieldresearch & mapping: arh. Vlad Pată (coordonator), Oana Eremia (voluntar)

Translation into English: Cristina Chira

Photographer: Flavius Neamciuc

Last modified: 1 year ago

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