Versailles Cinema

Rue Pont d'Avroy 26,
Liege 4000

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Previously operated by: Cineac

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Walhalla Cinema, Pathe Palace, Cine Palace, Majestic Cinema, Cineac

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Versailles Cinema

This is one of the oldest cinema in Liege, it open as Walhalla Cinema in 1905 as part time in a café in the main street Rue Pont d'Avroy. This is the cinema of the city which changed names most often the most, in 1914 it became Pathe Palace, then Cine Palace. Renamed Majestic Cinema then renamed Pathe Palace again after World War I.

It became Rex Cinema in 1932 and Cineac in 1934 until 1957, when it was finally named Versailes Cinema. Equipped then for Cinemascope in 1961 "Ben Hur" was shown there for months. It often showed films concurent with the Carrefour Cinema, on Boulevard de la Sauveniere. It finally closed (not a joke)the 1st April 1981.

Thanks for informations to Jean-Louis
leJaxhe in his book "Histoire des Cinemas de Liege" now out of print.

Contributed by bette andre

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Lionel on July 15, 2010 at 11:56 am

For Ben-Hur, The Versailles got equipped in 70mm with projectors leased from MGM. But the theater gave back the projectors after the long Ben-Hur run. It 1978 it played Battlestar Galactica in Sensurround.

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