If you take the metro in Paris I suggest you get off at some random station and explore the area. This is how I ended up going at this cinema, a small treasure close to Invalides and actually the only cinema in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
The building dates back to the beginning of 1900s, a luxurious gift of the Bon Marche owner to his wife. It's carefully built to imitate a pagoda in all details of architecture and decorations.
The film was running in what used to be a ballroom, with a dusty smell of old house which gave it a cosy feeling, a relaxing welcoming music, silk wall tapestries and a high, painted ceiling with Chinese motifs that just made me dream.
The film ended after midnight and if you are superstitious you must know that many times in the evening there's a black cat walking around the hallway trying to work its way outside in the little garden next to the pagoda - you could also take advantage of the garden before taking the Velib' back home;)
There are also some film and music related screenings and events going on, check the schedule and you might find something you've been waiting for:)
Slightly disappointed because our theater was not like the one pictured (see my photos instead). If you are going because you want to see the architecture in the theatre, make sure your film is playing in that one.
That being said, this theatre is really unique and has a great selection of movies. We saw New York Melody and it was simply wonderful.
Keep supporting this gem of a theater, completely independent, beautiful pagoda and garden. Good film selection.
This is an awesome theater! Lots of v.o. films make it here if your French is, um, rusty.
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