4 Avenue de la Grande Armee,
Paris 75017

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Located on the corner of Avenue de la Grande Armee and Rue de Tilsitt, close to the arc de Triumphe. The Napoleon was opened in July 1934 with 600-seats. In the late-1970’s/early-1980’s it was converted into 4-screens. It became a showcase for Disney films following the closure by 1985 of the Royale Madeleine Disney. The Napoleon was closed in April 1988.

By 2019 it was operating as a Lexus car showroom.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SethLewis on June 12, 2020 at 9:59 am

This was a Disney showcase at the end of its run…after the Royale Madeleine Disney shut down

Casey0211 on November 10, 2022 at 3:02 pm

The Napoleon — wow. I spent many happy hours there as a boy. It’s one of the first things I remember from the day I arrived in France in September 1961. “Swiss Family Robinson” was playing, a movie I’d just seen in the States, with what seemed like a huge painted cut-out of the family above the marquee. I might have been one of the people in line in the newspaper clipping about the James Dean festival. The Napoleon had festivals all the time on different themes: Humphrey Bogart films, Hammer horror movies, John Ford festivals, etc…Paris was the greatest movie town I’ve ever seen. There were hundreds of theaters large and small showing first-run and vintage movies. Many of the films most of my generation saw on TV I saw for the first time on the big screen in Paris.

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