Gaumont Grand Ecran Italie

30 Place d'Italie,
Paris 75013

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Previously operated by: Gaumont France

Architects: Jean-Louis Renoux

Previous Names: Gaumont Gran Ecran

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Gaumont Grand Ecran Italie

Located on the Place d'Italie in the southeast of the city centre, in the Italie shopping centre which was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. The facade of the building is a wall of clear glass.

Opened on 22nd June 1992, the Gaumont Grand Ecran cinema was designed by architect Jean-Louis Renoux of the Gaumont France circuit. Seating was provided for 652 in the main auditorium, which has a huge 24 metres wide screen, the largest screen in Paris. It was equipped for 70mm film and THX sound. There were two mini-auditoriums seating 100 in each.

It was closed on 2nd January 2006 with “King Kong” directed by Peter Jackson. Plans were proposed to convert the space/possibly demolish for a shopping mall.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Fourvin on August 16, 2009 at 1:47 pm

The premises closed in 2006, but as of August 2009, the site is still untouched, due to legal battles by local associations to deny the closing procedure, and try to keep a movie activity in this area of Paris, which begins to be seriously deprived of them

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