When you travel on metro line 2, reaching the station Barbès Rochechouart, you will see this intriguing building.
This cinema theatre, Louxor, was opened in 1921 the design being quite Egyptian as well as the name of the theatre. In 1983 the cinema activity was given up, Louxor was sold and the intention was to create some kind of department store (Tati), but it became a night club, a discotheque… before being abandoned around 1990. Finally, the City of Paris, decided to save the building and to bring it back to its original task, being a cinema theatre. After a long restoration, it reopened in April this year. I had the intention to take some pictures also from the inside, but none of the films showed in the three theatres attracted my interest. I will revert on this another time.
(Another preprogrammed post, while I’m away in the south, looking for sun.)