The curtain was made for the opening of the cinema in 1956, designed by GE Ström, and painted by hand onto velvet at Bröderna Ljungbergs Textiltryck AB. With the introduction of new technology and a wider screen in the eraly 1960s the width of the curtain was increased by adding material from another cinema curtain dating from the 1900s. The total width is 30m, and the height 7.7m.
A photo if the curtain before it tore, well known to many visitors to the Gothenburg film festival.
The local newspaper Göteborgs Posten reports the damage.
SVKs facebook page with posts about the restoration.
The restauration has been commisioned by Folkets Hus.