Studio Bertrand

29 Rue du General Bertrand,
Paris 75007

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Built as an art house cinema in the 1930’s and with an Art Deco facade, this cinema was owned during the 1960’s by the manager of the live Theatre Gramont, and had the same policy of two movies for each performance for a long time: subtitled original versions of many old American movies.

The screen was very small because the projection booth was at the level of the ceiling and in a corner of the deep balcony and could not afford a bigger size especially with CinemaScope.

In the 1980’s, a new management tried to give new life to the cinema introducing live music with concerts and a stage was built, but soon it returned to movies with five different movies every day.

A new projection booth was built in the middle of the balcony in order to use a wide screen, but after one year, the Studio Bertrand closed. Around 1987, it became a church for a while then closed.

The theatre has been dark for more than 25 years.

Contributed by Xavier Delamare

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Parisianamapola on September 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm

It is a shame that this elegant theatre (cinéma) remains close for some 30 years! I should like to know who is the owner of this cinema. In Paris and in the 7th arrondissement we need cultural places and cinemas. Maybe the Mairie de Paris could buy it. Thank you in advance for any reply concerning this matter. Love from Paris.

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