The building which marks the entrance to the historic suburb- giardino Garbatella was built between 1926-1927 based on the project directed by Innocenso Sabbatini, to incorporate a Cinema-Theatre and a series of residential units distributed on six levels. The complex faces Bartolomeo Romano Square where one can find the Bagni Pubblici also designed by Sabbatini, built to offer these public services to the residents. Both these buildings indicate a departure from the formal and functional character of previous buildings built by the Casa Popolare.
In fact, the design of the facades of these buildings, the work of Italo Gismondi, takes one back to the Classical style inspired by ancient Roman archeological buildings.
For the main prospect of the Cinema theatre Garbatella, Innocenzo Sabbatini elaborated successive variations characterized by the circular form of the hall and a large basement designed with arches, spurs and columns. The connection between the public hall and the residential block consists of a separate columned terrace with multiple open windows and projecting spurs ending in a triangular shaped roof. The architectural detail of the front façade pairs well with a bold structure in reinforced concrete, projected to hold up the double gallery and the vaults of the roof which are supported on beams that cross over forming the shape of a star. These formal and constructive aspects obviously, connect to the functionality of the building which in those years served as one of the most innovative spaces for shows in Rome at the time.