Theatre des Martyrs

Rue Neuve 53-55,
Brussels 1000

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Functions: Live Theatre

Previous Names: Regent Cinema, Roxy Cinema, L'Etoile Cinema & Studio, Midi-Minuit Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 322.223.3208

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Theatre des Martyrs

Opened in 1913 as the Regent Cinema in the centre of Brussels. In the 1930’s it was re-named Roxy Cinema and in 1950 the film "The Third Man" was played three times a day for 3 months.

In 1954 it was rebuilt and called L'Etoile Cinema. On 4th May 1958 Charlton Heston in “The Ten Commandments” began a 9-month run when ended in February 1959. In the 1970’s it become a duplex named L'Etoile Cinema and Studio. In the early-1980’s it became Midi-Minuit Cinema and specialized in X-Rated adult movies. It was closed in 1984 following a fire and the building was partially demolished. One of the auditoriums was converted into a small live theatre named Theatre des Martyrs which has its entrance on Place des Martyrs, which was originally an exit for the Midi-Minuit Cinema. The remainder of the site became a retail shop.

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