Building of Cinema "Splendid Palace" is a national architectural monument that fascinates very visitor of its neo-baroque facade and neo-rococo style interior. From the very beginning cinema has offered its visitors an excellent film program, demonstrating award-winning films from international film festivals and films that has been earned worldwide fame. Cinema “Splendid Palace” is a place where you can see Latvian film premieres, national and international film festivals, performances, concerts, and enjoy opera and ballet live transmissions from the world famous opera houses and festivals.
The grand opening of "Splendid Palace" took place on 30th December, 1923 with the movie "Under Two Flags" (USA, 1922, directed by Tod Browning). The founders of the cinema were Vasilijs Jemeljanovs and Leonids Falsteins (JSC ARS), and it was the first free-standing building in Riga intended exclusively for film screening with a hall for 824 viewers. The building was designed by architect Fridrihs Karlis Skujins (1880–1957), the decors of the Main Hall were sculpted by Rihards Maurs and Jekabs Legzdins (1894–1937), the paintings by Hermanis Grinbergs (1888–1928).
Cinema "Splendid Palace" has two screening halls with 749 seats.
Website of the venue: http://www.splendidpalace.lv/en