La Cinematheque Francaise Will Move in 2005

posted by XavierDelamare on July 6, 2004 at 9:59 am

After a long story and conflicts, there will be a new house for La Cinematheque Francaise in Paris.

The new building, former American center of Paris and designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry in the district of Bercy, was dark for years after a bankrupcy. Part of the building was never settled but there was an auditorium already. With four auditoriums (three added), it will be a must for movie lovers.

Opening in autumn 2005, it will cause the closing of the historical Palais du Trocadero auditorium and later the auditorium of the “Grands Boulevards.”

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 6, 2004 at 4:52 pm

The old Trocadero (Palais de Chaillot) auditorium entrance can be seen in Bernardo Bertolucci’s recent film “The Dreamers,” which deals with young film-buff/radicals in Paris in the late 1960s. In the summer of 1970 I myself had a grand time going to movies at this legendary Valhalla of cinema and even seeing Henri Langlois, the equally legendary director of the Cinematheque, milling about the place every day.

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