Victor-Hugo Pathe

65 Rue Saint-Didier,
Paris 75016

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Located in the west of the city. In June 1933, Pathe built a very nice Art Deco building in order to give a home to foreign stars staying in Paris; the apartments are like ateliers on two levels. In the space of the ground floor and underground they created a very modern 500-seat movie theatre with a very clever way to use the piece of land which is at a corner of two streets. It was considered at that time an example of modernity by architecture reviews. There was a bar and a balcony and the patrons were people from the 16th district of Paris. It was designed by architects Jean Charavel & Marcel Melendes.

In the 1970’s, a renovation converted the space of the balcony into a bank for more rentability. A narrow lobby led to a 1970’s style 330-seat auditorium designed by architects V. Scob & J. Touraines.

In 1986 like the others single screens of the district(Mayfair, Passy, Broadway) the Victor-Hugo Pathe was closed indefinitively.

The beautiful Art Deco style building remains with a bank using the ground floor former balcony of the former cinema space and a Picard health store using the basement orchestra area.

Contributed by Xavier Delamare

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SethLewis on May 4, 2004 at 6:13 am

Rue St Didier is a lovely market street (my sister & her family live nearby)…what is the building now? is it the McDo or the Picard…am trying to picture it all

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