5 Boulevard Montmartre,
Paris 75002

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Bart3049 on May 8, 2016 at 4:42 am

The Omnia Pathe Cinema was one of the earliest cinemas in Paris, opening on 14th December 1906. In the 30ths it became a newsreel cinema, seating 700 and first named Cinéphone-Petit Parisien, then “Cinéphone-Montmartre”. In 1946 it returns to showing regular movies, named California with 590 seats. The theatre starts a new chapter after transformations in 1959 returning to the name Omnia, equipped for 70mm movies and seating 680. In the 70ths the theatre is twinned and named Omnia Boulevards, before becoming an X-rated cinema in 1979. After the last transformation in 1982 into 3 screens, it’s named Arcades and shows regular movies once more, but closes only 5 years later in 1987. (The number of seats was 587: 299 + 189 + 99, not 250!/ and 3 screens instead of 1)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

A vintage 1906 photograph of the Omnia Pathe Cinema:
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