Pagode

57 Bis Rue de Babylone,
Paris 75007

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 29, 2012 at 12:07 am

Warren’s links are dead, but I’ve found this weblog post which begins with four photos of La Pagode and its garden.

This web page has photos of theaters around the world taken from the book Architectures de Cinémas, by Francis Lacloche, and includes a more expansive view of the auditorium of La Pagode (found a bit less than halfway down the page.)

This web page has a general view of the theater’s unobtrusive entrance. Clicking the “view all images” link reveals only one more photo, depicting the garden.

Also, this article about Paris cinemas from The Guardian begins with an evocative nocturnal photo of La Pagode’s vertical sign.

Gooper
Gooper on June 21, 2011 at 2:11 am

I always thought it was an actual Shinto temple because any advertisement of what it was was very low key. It is certainly an oddball as far as its neighbors are concerned, but it does not stand out. You have to look for it.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 21, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Here are new direct links to previously posted images:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 15, 2007 at 1:01 pm

The seating capacity in the original auditorium is 211. As stated in the opening text above, the newer basement screen seats 180.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 15, 2007 at 12:34 pm

Here are two vintage images of the auditorium, including one of a portion of the awe-inspiring ceiling. The third link is a night view of the building’s exterior:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/pagode1.jpg
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/pagode2.jpg
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/pagode3.jpg