L'Ideal Cinema Jacques Tati

10 Rue Wambrouck,
Aniche 59580

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L'Ideal Cinema Jacques Tati

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Located in the town of Aniche to the south of Lille in northern France. L'Ideal Cinema opened in building used as a Meeting Hall(opening on 26th January 1902) originally used La Chambre Syndicale des Verriers(Union of Glass Workers). The building was first used for (live?)theatre on 18th January 1903. The movie screening was on 23rd November 1905 screening “A Trip to the Moon” Originally had 600 seats. Named L'Ideal Cinema in 1922. Closed on 4th February 1977.

Reopened after renovations on 3rd June 1995 and renamed L'Ideal Cinema Jacques Tati after French actor Jacques Tati. L'Ideal Cinema Jacques Tati is rumored to be the world’s oldest active movie theatre (not consecutively). Now has 187 seats.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 7, 2016 at 6:05 am

L'ideal Cinema Jacques Tati has it’s own page on Wikipedia, with photos of the original cinema building and current cinema building. Closing date was 4/2/1977. The cinema building was renovated in 1995 and 2012.

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