Film distributor Centra Film was founded in Dordrecht by D.J. van Leen on October 1, 1923. Initially it was named Kino- en fotohandel D.J. van Leen, but was quickly renamed Centra Film.
In addition to renting out films, Centra Film was made several of its own productions: about a dozen short variety films, cabaret, a few advertising films for companies in Dordrecht, and occasional one-off films.
Centra Film moved to The Hague in November 1959, and remained active as a distributor until the 1970s, during its final years under the name Euro-Centra. During the 1950s and 1960s, the company grew into one of the most active distributors, especially for smaller productions and so-called B-movies for local cinemas and matinee performances.
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- 1923—Applicant inspection
- 1926—Original distributor
- 1954—Dutch rental
- 1955—Applicant inspection, Original distributor
- 1966—Applicant inspection, Dutch rental (original)
- 1968—Applicant inspection, Original distributor, Dutch rental
- 1969—Applicant inspection, Dutch rental (original)