The House of Cinema

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The house began as the private home of the owners of an extensive farm called Santa Isabel. The House dates back to the year 1866 and is one of the prototypes of the middle class homes built on the outskirts of the city. Many people have passed through this house thanks to their social or professional position, prestigious persons from the economic and social life of the first half of the 20th century.

At the end of the 1970s, the house fell into oblivion until, in 1991, the Town Council of Almeria acquired the property. It has been rehabilitated by the Council as a “House of Cinema”, thus paying homage to the splendour of the world of the silver screen in the city and province. The inside of the Romero-Balmas house is a museum: a House of Film.

It comprises a main entrance hall, a functional space for receiving and giving information to the visitor, and the museum is divided into various rooms where a presentation of the history of the house can be enjoyed combining different audiovisual resources. There is also a part for exhibitions for showing the history of the cinema in the province.

One of the most interesting places is where famous films are shown in 3D both of the city and the province of Almeria, as well as many surprises like a trip back in time whose destination is to discover the moment when John Lennon, the ex-Beatle, lived in this house and composed the song: Strawberry Fields Forever.