The entrance to the gambling hall, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

TAO - Spiel­halle

Mag­ni­fi­cent build­ing with Miami Vice al­lure

A few meters fur­ther on, on the corner of the Ehren­feld­strasse, there is an im­pos­ing build­ing with large let­ter­ing - TAO. Its cur­rent use as a gam­ing hall has no con­nec­tion with its var­ied his­tory. This city dis­trict was already an en­ter­tain­ment quarter at the end of the 19th cen­tury. The build­ing housed bars, a cit­izens? hall, a cinema and an ice-cream par­lour dur­ing the course of the dec­ades. From 1979 - 1986, it wrote pop his­tory as the Theatre de Tao: Like a disco in fantasy-filled dreams. Col­our­ful lights, palm-tree dé­cor and above all: the first laser in­stall­a­tions, em­bed­ding the mu­sic in flick­er­ing beams of light. Here, a new idea was de­veloped and tried out, which later be­came the Tarm Cen­ter, a le­gend among clubs.

Fur­ther in­form­a­tion
Alte Hat­tinger Str. 24, 44789 Bo­chum

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