170 Boulevard Magenta,
Paris 75018

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Nicholas Vargelis
Nicholas Vargelis on May 2, 2013 at 5:54 am

This renovation is nothing but façadism ! The inside of the building was demolished, not renovated ! The original auditorium and its decorations have been destroyed and are buried behind the new walls. Mosaics, murals and other original architectural details are forever lost, encased in cement.

Also before the demolition, the auditorium had 1,200 seats… Now the new auditorium has only 340 ! The architectural space has been significantly altered, chopping up the auditorium to make space for an art gallery, café etc.

you can read more here: http://actionbarbes.blogspirit.com/archive/2010/07/22/le-louxor-dans-le-canard-enchaine.html

Fabian_Breckels on May 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

This is excellent news, I saw the Luxour in a very derelict state on the last CTA visit to Paris. Just shows what can be done where there is the will. Just a shame the screens are bare, A festoon in the original proscenium would have topped the restoration off nicely, but that’s just me.

PARISLOUXOR on January 12, 2012 at 12:09 am

[UPDATE] Pics, videos and more : http://www.paris-louxor.fr/category/photovideo/

PARISLOUXOR on September 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Few pics and informations on our website : http://www.paris-louxor.fr

woody on September 25, 2009 at 1:33 pm

sept 2009 nothing has changed and no sign of activity, still a very imposing building in a vibrant/rough neighbourhood

woody on June 7, 2009 at 6:53 am

june 2009, some external evidence of the restoration

musitelli on March 11, 2009 at 6:52 am

The rehabilitation of the Louxor will start in 2009. the cinema should re-open in 2013 ! To know everything about it, visit our site :
Our association “les Amis du Louxor” supports the project ; we try to keep in touch with the architect, the decision-makers of the city of Paris. We try to collect and give information.
But where did you find this story of “a murder in the stalls,”?
to know everything about the real history of the Louxor, visit our site !

Johnllon on February 12, 2006 at 1:59 am

Here are some external pictures taken December 2005