Moulin Rouge Theatre
82 Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre,
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The Moulin Rouge was built in 1888. It burned down in 1915 and was not rebuilt until 1925. The new building included a winter garden, cabaret, and an Art Deco auditorium where Mistinguet did famous shows. In 1929 the theatre was converted to cinema, and until around 1940 also sometimes had live show as well.
Around 1950 a major refurbishing of the entire building created a cinema with 1500 seats and a huge screen, a new cabaret named Locomotive, and under the movie theatre, a new cabaret Moulin Rouge with a seperate entrance (the actual floor show place).
In 1970 the Locomotive became a 600 stadium seating-style cinema called the Paramount Montmartre, which was triplexed in the 80s.
The 1500 seat auditorium after a period of showing first run movies became difficult to run in the 80s, the beginning of the multiplex era in Paris. After a new policy showing 70mm prints on its huge screen, it closed around 1990. It is now a place to rent for fashion shows, movies, tv programs, and rehearsals.
The three others screens also closed around 1990 and became a night club named once again Locomotive. The famous cabaret Moulin Rouge uses the most important space in the building.
This monument is one of the most visited by tourists and with the movie of the same name, it is easy to identify this building.
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