Vendome Cinema

Chaussee de Wavre 18,
Brussels 1050

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Functions: Movies (Independent)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Le Roy Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 3202.502.3700

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Vendome Cinema in May 2011

Not to be confused with an earlier Vendome Cinema which was located on the Avenue Louise. The current Vendome Cinema is located at Chaussee de Wavre near Porte de Namur(Naamsepoort) at Brussels Upper Town. It opened as the Le Roy Cinema by Mrs Peggy Heuze-Fol as a single screen in 1939. From 1941 until 1943 it operated as a Soldatenkino for the occupying German army. In 1943, it returned to Le Roy Cinema name and was re-named Vendome Cinema in 1992, after the earlier Vendome Cinema had closed.

The Vendome Cinema was converted into a 3-screen cinema in 1992, and an additional 2 screens were added in 1995. It shows arthouse films. The cinema is French so ask if they have subtitles or original versions if you don’t speak French.

Contributed by Howard B Haas, Betty Andre

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

SethLewis on August 22, 2008 at 3:42 pm

In my day – 1979 – this was the Leroy with three screens…From my understanding they merged with the Vendome on the much posher Avenue Louise which had at the time 4 screens…back in 79 the Vendome was primarily arty and French product with the occasional American picture – saw Norma Rae there
The Leroy handled a lot of mainstream United Artists, Paramount and Fox product and the main screen was the place to see things like Deer Hunter, Alien, Moonraker, Escape from Alcatraz and Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings (my Xmas evening movie)…also saw Manhattan and a reissue of Breathless in the smaller screen
The current Vendome appears to do mostly arthouse product and is in roughish commercial street

TLSLOEWS on December 28, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Interesting looking Cinema.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm

At least no one could Steal one-sheets.don’t think I have ever seen them THAT high.

Bart3049 on January 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm

The Vendome has 5 screens and not 7, as can be seen above the entrance doors: 5 salles. The first 3 of the former Le Roy cinema are the main screen + 2 extra screens on the former Balcony. 2 additional screens were created by opening up the back wall of the adjoining closed down L'Empire on the Chaussee d'Ixelles. The screens and projection booth were inversed, thus allowing the ground floor to become a supermarket that uses the former entrance.

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