Publicis Elysees

131 Avenue des Champs Elysees,
Paris 75008

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Previously operated by: Gaumont France

Firms: Lardillier & Nicolas

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Radio-Citi Etoile, Cine Etoiles, Studio Publicis, Magicis

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 35089.268.9075

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Publicis Elysees

The Radio-Citi Etoile was opened around 1939. It was later re-named Cine Etoiles. It opened as the Studio Publicis on 9th October 1957. It was originally a 330-seat single screen cinema, and was considered one of the most elegant cinemas on the Avenue des Champs Elysees. I was briefly renamed Magicis in the early-1970’s. It was severely damaged by a fire in 1973, and was closed for two years.

In 1975, it re-opened as the Publicis Elysees after complete renovation in an unusual material for a cinema; metal, which gives an ‘industrial’ look to the building. The opening film was Roger Moore in “The Man With the Golden Gun”. It was managed by Gaumont from 1984 and underwent renovations in 1990.

Now a twin screen cinema, with seating for 477 & 285, it screens first run films in their original language versions.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SethLewis on June 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Distinctive also because its housed in the famous Drugstore Champs Elysees – combination drugstore bookstore grocery (keep in mind very little open in Paris for many many years late night or on Sunday) and American style restaurant

Through its first incarnations a lot of really distinctive product in first run came through these screens…going back into the 60s remember small ads even in the International Herald Tribune indicating this was the Paris equivalent of say Cinema I in NYC… Saw Chaplin Modern Times New Year’s Eve 71 or 72 here…Name of the Rose in 86… Current programming is nowhere in the same league a mix of arthouse and poor relation first run

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