Theatre Comedia

4 Boulevard de Strasbourg,
Paris 75010

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Located in the north of the city centre. The Eldorado was originally a music hall where the Lumiere brothers presented their Cinematographe on 29th March 1896. By 1900 films were being presented as part of the music hall programme.

In 1932 the Eldorado was modernised in a splendid Art Deco style to the plans of architect Paul Dubreuil. It was a large cinema with seating provided in orchestra and two balcony levels. It was still operating as a cinema in 1975, but had closed by 1985.

It was converted into the Theatre Comedia, a live theatre which continues today presenting large-scale musicals and comedy plays. The Theatre Comedia was renovated in late-2011.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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