Gaumont Theatre

7 Boulevard Poissonnire,
Paris 75002

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The Gaumont Theatre was the first movie theatre opened by Leon Gaumont in 1906, in a former store on the ground floor of an industrial building.

A narrow auditorium with a balcony at the first floor had a Classic design and was renovated in the 1930’s.

Around the 1960’s, it was a first run theatre next door to the Grand Rex.

After 1970 the policy was Western movies and during the period of the “spaghetti western”, the movie “Le Bon la Brue et le Truand” ran for more than a year.

But the Gaumont France chain decided to multiplex the Richelieu close to the Gaumont and as a single screen cinema, it closed in 1977 and was converted to a fast food restaurant. In 2004 it is a shoe store. The “G” from the Gaumont remains on the facade.

Contributed by Xavier Delamare

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Roloff
Roloff on August 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm

The name of the architect also remains on the facade, “Auguste Bahrmann, Arch'te 1914”, next to the left G, which makes me believe the facade was created in 1914.
See a recent photo of the facade that I took in my flickr stream:
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woody
woody on September 25, 2009 at 4:58 pm

another shot showing the full height of the exterior taken sept 2009, the Gaumont is right next door to the Rex
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/3951080447/

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