After being left in a state of ruin for many years, a Parisian movie theater called Le Louxor is finally getting ready for its big reopening. This event will take place on April 25, 2013 and will be accompanied by an exhibition — until May 25, 2013 — that reveals the history of the mythical establishment.
The renovation of the old theater has been expected by anxious Parisians for a long time now, and many had even given up hope that the historical spot would ever open its doors again. However, despite the odds, Le Louxor will indeed welcome spectators to enjoy a variety of films within its walls.
Located in the 10th arrondissement, Le Louxor represents one of the landmarks of the neighborhood. Named a French national heritage site in 1981, the neo-Egyptian style of the theater stands out among the Parisian buildings. It is therefore appropriate that the exhibition dedicated to the history of the Louxor will be taking place at the Mairie (Town Hall, in English) of the 10th arrondissement.
Projects to save Le Louxor from ruin began in 2001, but it was not until 2008 that an architect was brought on to design the renovation. The work was finally completed this year and included the rehabilitation of the Grande Salle ('the grand room') as well as the creation of two new rooms, all in keeping with the dazzling Egyptian theme of the original design.
Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can go to the Mairie of the 10th arrondissement to see the exhibition entitled 'Le Louxor - Palais du cinéma' ('Le Louxor - Palace of Cinema'). From its original construction to the different stages of its reconversion and renovation, this exhibition presents a variety of documents, photographs, old programs and artwork that tell the story of this national treasure. The exhibition is divided into seven different themes that will allow visitors to discover everything about this beautiful and historical movie theater.
'Le Louxor - Palais du cinéma'
Mairie du 10e
72 rue du faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010
Until May 25, 2013
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday until 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.