1. FEDERICO’S CINEMA.
IN RIMINI, CINEMA FULGOR COMES BACK TO LIFE IN A SETTING CREATED BY DANTE FERRETTI.
Fulgor, as the name of a movie theater in Rimini, dates back to 1914: in 1920 the theater moved to its present location at Palazzo Valloni on Corso d’Augusto, renovated by the engineer-poet-painter Addo Cupi (18741958). This year, almost one century later, the Fulgor has been restored to its original splendor, thanks to a project conducted by the architect Annio Maria Matteini, with interiors by three-time Oscar winner Dante Ferretti, who worked with the director Federico Fellini on five different films. Ferretti has set out to transform the site into a magical place that suggests the legendary Hollywood venues of the Roaring Twenties. The concrete implementation of this vision has been entrusted to an international center of expertise in the field of restoration of cultural resources: Studio Forme of Rome. The studio has also produced the stuccowork with golden Venus figures emerging from a stylized sea, striking decorative features and large empty golden frames.