Gaumont Palace

rue Caulaincourt and rue Forest,
Paris 75018

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Randinius on May 20, 2018 at 6:29 am

The Gaumont Palace was featured in all but the last of Francois Truffaut’s famous “Antoine Doinel” series of features, beginning with “The 400 Blows” and ending with “Bed and Board”, in which the film playing there is “Cheyenne Autumn”. (Available as a group from Netflix) in fact, young Doinel’s first apartment is located in the front if the building just across the street to the left. Alas, none of the TV interviews with the director pointed this out or inquired about the fact. Did he consider making greater use of the theatre itself?

execelsior on October 8, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I remember this cinema well and I also remember it being demolished. Tragic loss.

kmedeiros on January 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

My son found a original movie tix from this theater for King Kong in 1933. I was wondering if it is worth anything? If so does anyone know where I could sell it?

HowardBHaas on November 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

A cool BW photo that somebody posted recently:
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HowardBHaas on April 14, 2009 at 6:36 am

Photo my father took circa 1955. (My scan of the slide)
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MarmadukeJinks on October 27, 2008 at 6:53 am

I’ve written about this cinema on my blog(, comparing the previous pictures found here with current pictures I took of what is there today. I wasn’t sure who to credit for the archive pictures so apologies to anybody who thinks they should have been credited.

HowardBHaas on December 3, 2007 at 3:15 pm

Scroll down to page 13 for vintage photo of organ console on stage in this theater:
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Roloff on March 23, 2007 at 7:51 am

I have an old postcard that I’ve scanned and put in my flickrstream: View link

HowardBHaas on August 21, 2006 at 4:28 pm

Historic photo from early 20th Century:
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