DESTINATIONS CULTURE AGENDA CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE ALTERNATE ROUTES INSIDER'S VIEW NEWS PHOTO GALLERIES

CHOOSE DESTINATION

Paris

EssenceMuseums and galleries· Museums· Galleries· TheatresWhere to sleepWhere to eatWhere to shopRoutesArchitectureWorth knowingThings to doWorth to EnjoyInsider's viewBest clubsConnoisseur's GuideInsider's view

CHOOSE OBJECT

Musée GallieraLa Gaite LyriqueMusée RodinLa Cite de L’Architecture et du PatrimoineMusée du quai BranlyMusée des Arts de la Mode et du TextileCinematheque FrancaisePalais de TokyoFondation CartierCentre Georges Pompidou« BACK « TO BEGINNING

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER

Add your e-mail address to receive our monthly news.

WE RECOMMEND:

Jewellery by Artists: From Picasso to Koons, an exhibition organised by the culture and art portal Arterritory.com

Destinations · Europe · france · Paris · Museums and galleries · Museums

Cinematheque Francaise

Author: Anothertravelguide.com0 COMMENTS

The French Cinematheque was founded in 1936 with an objective of preserving, restoring and playing cinema classics. It was a unique concept for the time, and this is the place where Truffaut, Godard and the rest of the New wave classics drew their inspiration. Later the Cinematheque changed its location several times and was forced to leave the last of its shelters, the Palais de Chaillot movie theatre, after a fire. In September 2005 the French Cinematheque moved into a new home, the building designed in the early 1990s for the American Centre by the famous American architect Frank Gehry - it became one of the most important events in the cultural life of Paris. This is the only Gehry's building in Paris, and for ten years it had waited empty in Parc de Bercy, far from the traditional tourist routes. It was a sad monument to the failed American dream: the Centre opened in 1994 and was closed 19 months later.With the support of the French government the buildings interior was rebuilt and the façade - renovated. The building houses four auditoriums and offers a wide choice of old - and not so old - classical movies, 9 different films a day. Visit the permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of filmmaking, from the very beginnings to "talkies" and 3-D films. Among the exhibits see famous movie posters, an Oscar statuette, film cameras and projectors, the gown worn by Greta Garbo for an Oscar ceremony, Vivien Leigh's costume for Gone with the Wind, Catherine Deneuve's dress from 8 ½ Women etc. There is also an impressive cinematic library: for a mere couple of euros choose a film from the essential collection of film classics - whichever suits your mood or needs best - and watch it on the monitor of one of the numerous computers.

Cinematheque Francaise, 51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris

www.cinemathequefrancaise.com

SHARE:
Facebook Twitter

 

Your comments

Unfortunately there are no comments yet.

Your name:

Time of visit:

Your comment: