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.)


Anonymous said...

As usual, your photos are so beautiful...and the building looks impeccable.
Thanks, Peter.

Jeanie said...

I'm quite a sucker for old movie theatres so this post really sings for me. I hope you are having a lovely time!

Alain said...

Un cinéma idéal pour revoir "La malédiction des pharaons".

Starman said...

Love the architecture. Can't wait to see the interior shots.

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claude said...

Alain me fera toujours rire.
C'est au moins un cinéma qui est redevenu un cinéma. Et c'est tant mieux !

Kate said...

An amazing building and your photos are fantastic.