5 Boulevard Montmartre,
Paris 75002

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Previously operated by: Pathe

Architects: Auguste Marie Waser

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Nouveau

Previous Names: Omni Pathe Cinema, Cinephone Petit-Parisien, Cinephone-Montmartre, California, Omnia, Omnia Boulevards

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The Omnia Pathe Cinema was one of the earliest cinemas in Paris, opening on 14th December 1906 with 250 seats. In 1912 it was remodeled to the plans of architect Auguste Marie Waser and a balcony was added which increased the seating capacity to 587.

It operated under several names over the years, and in the early-1970’s it was twinned. In 1982 it was tripled as the Arcades. It closed on 8th September 1987.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

A vintage 1906 photograph of the Omnia Pathe Cinema:
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Bart3049 on May 8, 2016 at 2:42 am

The Omnia Pathe Cinema was one of the earliest cinemas in Paris, opening on 14th December 1906. In the 30ths it became a newsreel cinema, seating 700 and first named Cinéphone-Petit Parisien, then “Cinéphone-Montmartre”. In 1946 it returns to showing regular movies, named California with 590 seats. The theatre starts a new chapter after transformations in 1959 returning to the name Omnia, equipped for 70mm movies and seating 680. In the 70ths the theatre is twinned and named Omnia Boulevards, before becoming an X-rated cinema in 1979. After the last transformation in 1982 into 3 screens, it’s named Arcades and shows regular movies once more, but closes only 5 years later in 1987. (The number of seats was 587: 299 + 189 + 99, not 250!/ and 3 screens instead of 1)

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