Montreux: Casino (old)

Country: Switzerland (Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizera)
Canton: Vaud
City: Montreux
Location: Quai Ernest Ansermet / Rue du Théâtre

Casino with a multi-purpose hall, built 1881-1886 by Ernest Burnat and Charles Nicati. 1903 rebuilding. Also known as "Kursaal". Used as a classical concert venue and for jazz and rock concerts. Also used as "Cinéma Palace". Destroyed by fire on 4 Dec 1971 during a concert of The Mothers of Invention. The song "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple is about this incident. Subsequently a new casino was built on the site.

Link: Wikidata

Montreux: Casino (old) Front Text: "Montreux", "Le Kursaal"
Publisher: C. P. N.; 242
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Trait-Bon-Port/Montreux to Evian (France), 1904

Montreux: Casino (old) Front Text: "Montreux, Le Kursaal", signs: "Kursaal", "Cinéma Palace"
Publisher: Phototypie Co., Neuchâtel; 656
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Montreux to Bures-sur-Yvette [postmark illegible]

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