Cineac Montparnasse

Gare Montparnasse,
Paris 75014

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Help us make this street view more accurate

Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. more info

| Street View

In 1933, the second Cineac chain newsreel cinema was built in the Gare Montparnasse (railway station), under the old station.

The architectural firm de Montaut & Gorska, created a very interesting Art Deco design. On the facade of the station, a huge neon sign and neon arrows invited patrons to a large corridor. The floor made of tiles was a masterpiece and the lobby had two large windows one showing the air conditionning system the other on a higher level the projection booth.

The auditorium had a very fine Art Deco design too, and a space at the rear for standing viewers. The screen was high enough to avoid the problem of permanent traffic on the aisles.

Until the end of the 1960’s, this amazing place was not altered by any refurbushing, only a CinemaScope screen was added. But in the 1970’s, the old railway station was razed, and the Cineac vanished.

Contributed by Xavier Delamare
You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater