30 May 2010

Dag van de Amsterdamse Geschiedenis / Day of Amsterdam History @ Filmtheater, June 5th

Film: Day of history @ Filmtheater, Saturday June 5th, 21:00, €15 includes hapjes and a drink, film in English with Dutch subtitles, reservations recommended 020 623746.

On the eve of the Second "Day of Amsterdam Geschiedenis/History" het Parool has organized tghe showing of the film "Operation Amsterdam" (1959). There is short intro (in Dutch) about the history of the Filmtheater, the oldest theater in Amsterdam, then the film, and some drinks. Operation Amsterdam is a nearly forgotten film about IJmuiden and the importance of diamonds in the city of Amsterdam briefly before occupation in 1940 when the British secret service attempts to take control of the diamond industry before it falls into the hands of weapon makers.

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