Moulin Rouge Theatre

82 Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre,
Paris 75018

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Gooper
Gooper on June 20, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I saw ‘Paint Your Wagon’ (‘La kermesse de l'Ouest’) here in 1970. Dubbed into French, songs in original English. Outstanding sound & projection.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 7, 2007 at 5:20 pm

Here are some vintage postcard views of the Moulin Rouge over the years:
The original building in 1889:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/489041668/
Eleven years later in 1900:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/489069379/
As a music hall in 1925:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/489070119/
As a cinema & cabaret theatre in the early 1930’s:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/489070753/
A closer view of the cinema & cabaret theatre in the mid-1930’s:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/489043854/
A photograph I took in April 2007:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/489073097/

XavierDelamare
XavierDelamare on May 25, 2004 at 5:16 am

In 2004 the Paramount opera is still alive but it has now strong rivals with the opening of big multiplex like ugc ciné cité les Halles,Bercy but the 800 stadium seating auditorium (ex balcony) with a wide screen and good sound keep a quality .

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 19, 2004 at 10:57 am

Thanks, Ken! You should post your information via “Add Theater” so that the Paramount has a separate listing of its own. In its heyday, it was considered one of the most important theatres in Europe.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 18, 2004 at 6:13 pm

The Paramount Opera Theatre address is 2 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris area 9. It opened in 1927 for Adolph Zuker’s Paramount Pictures. Seating was for 1,920 in stalls, mezzanine and balcony. The architect was Frank T. Verity who also designed the Plaza, Lower Regent Street, London, UK for Paramount Pictures in 1926 which closed in 2002 and has been gutted for retail and multiscreen cinema use. The state of the Paris Paramount when I was last there about 7 years ago was that it had been converted into 7 screens during the 1970’s. The largest (screen 3 holds 800) Screen 1 in the basement holds 400, Screens 2 & 4 hold 60 and 400 and screens 5, 6 & 7 range from 90 to 125 seats. The facade of the building was still impressive and there was some original decorative features in the large main entrance foyer.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 18, 2004 at 4:09 pm

Whatever happened to the original Paramount Theatre in Paris? I don’t recall the address, but it was situated on one of the Grand Boulevards near the Opera and several large department stores.